Update on the Bird Nest

Wise Word Texture Tuesday ~ April 30, 2013

Update on the Nest: The baby Robins are here ~ all 4 ~



She's been faithfully sitting on the nest, and now all 4 eggs have produced babies. I held the camera up and tried not to get too close so am hoping I did no harm by taking this picture. 


Not sure why, but the robin this spring decided to build her nest on our hose hanger in the back yard. Discovered it over the pretty weather on Saturday. Well actually, it was discovered when all the kids came to visit and were out mowing, cleaning up the wood pile, weed-eating the grass, etc. So on Sunday, I decided to take a snapshot of it to use for 'Word' Texture Tuesday for April 30th.  
Hoping they hatch before too long because I'll be needing to use the hose if the weather stays warm as it has been and the rain stops. 
Happpy Spring everyone!! and thanks for stopping by. Feel free to Scribble me a comment...those are the best!
For this week's Texture Tuesday, I applied kk-1402 from Kim Kassen's site, then I also applied a texture from and a frame from The Coffeeshop Blog site.

Today there are now 4 eggs, and this afternoon she's sitting on them. (see pic below).


~hugs 'n giggles~
Peabea

Close up of the original

Original picture of the Robin's next on my hose hanger












Now this afternoon there are 4 eggs and she's sitting on them









~Update on Mommy Robin~

She continues to sit on the nest each day. Today seemed she was there most all day. I was curious as to which was sitting on the nest, the male or female; the female does most all the sitting. I located an article about the procedure of the Robin laying the eggs through the hatching process. http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/robin/EggstraEggstra.html

I showed the nest and the Robin sitting in it to the 6 yo grandbabykins when he visited today and instructed him not to disturb it and that we couldn't use the hose for the time being ~ he loves to play in grammy's water ~. Luckily, we have a hose also connected to the front of the house that he could use today in the warm weather to clean up his outside toys that he keeps at our house. He didn't seem that interested in the bird, and I don't think he'll have a problem with leaving her alone.


A nest from a few years ago that was empty in the Fall that the
4 year old grandbabykins was so interested in and wanted to know all about.



19 comments:

  1. Beautiful processing. Birds built a nest over our front door so for weeks we had to go through the garage so we wouldn't disturb them. There were a hundred other good pplaces they could have picked!

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    1. Wow...so glad mine is just on the hose hanger. That is awesome you guys didn't disturb. I'd probably forget. haha I looked up an article and seems it will most likely be weeks before these hatch and leave the nest. I just wonder why she didn't build the nest up higher so that something doesn't get them. Thanks for stopping and comment...always a nice surprise.

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    1. It was Diva...it will be interesting once they hatch. Thanks for your visit and comment; love when that happens. :)

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  3. This is wonderful! And I love the Peter Pan quote...I am pinning your image to my "Finding Sanctuary" pinboard...again, awesome!

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  4. can't believe where that momma robin built her nest! love how you created your image with it.

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    1. Thanks Kelly, it was strange to me that she'd build it there. Thanks for visitng and the comment on the image. :)

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  5. Very nice rendering of the photo. I like the linear effect and the framing. I also like the Spring flower element.

    Earl

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    1. Hi Earl, thanks so much for visitng and commenting so that I know you were here. The flower element is a brush that I like to use. ~hugs~ and have a nice week-end.

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  6. Such a sweet little nest with those lovely blue eggs. Love how you've done these.

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    1. I also think the eggs are such a pretty blue...would be tempting to somehow try to preserve them, but I'd never do that so decided the picture would suffice. I keep trying to catch her off the nest so I can get a snap of the 4 eggs, but am also leery of the male or her attacking. Maybe one day before they hatch, I can. Love that you stopped by and gave a comment. Thanks.

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  7. Oh my goodness, what a surprise to find the robin built her nest there. I love the photographs. The blue of the eggs is amazing. The quote from Peter Pan was a perfect choice.

    Tori x0

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    1. Thanks Tori...how nice to see you stopped by and gave a comment. I found the Peter Pan on the net since it was Wise Words Texture Tuesday and needed something to go along with the bird nest. Have a great week-end.

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  8. Coming from TT -- what a super wonderful capture .. lovely image done well..
    Hugs

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    1. Hi Travelintoadventure so glad you stopped by. The nest was out there for a few days before it dawned on me to go take a picture. Appreciate the comment...always love when I see someone has stopped by and leaves a comment so I know they visited. :)

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  9. How blessed you are! Hope to see more pictures of this sweet family...

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    1. Hopefully, I will get some pictures if and when they hatch. Will be nice to follow them through that to flying away, but who knows. Thanks so much for visitng and commenting. :)

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  10. Beautiful capture and lovely processing, Peabea! They do tend to build their nests in some of the oddest places ... I've noticed that around here! I want to thank you for coming by and for you sweet comment, too! It sure brightened up my day! Have a wonderful week! :)

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  11. Thanks Deborah...you're welcome and thanks for the visit back and commenting to me. Have a great week-end. :)

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Nothing better than a scribbled comment or just a Hello. I look forward to them all..~Have a great week~