Monday, May 5, 2008

Robin Red Breast

(Note: Please forgive the following pictures. They were all taken through the window and screen and at a horrible angle, but I wasn't about to open up the screen!)

About a month ago, we realized that we had a robin's nest right outside one of our bedroom windows. Just sitting right there on the brick ledge.

The nest had 4 eggs in it. We watched the robin sit on that nest and protect the eggs day in and day out....

The night of my Girls Night Out at church, Keith left me a voice mail that we had baby robins! The eggs had hatched! I'm not sure what happened to the fourth egg, but there were three baby robins just sitting in that nest.

I was told that it is the Daddy robin that takes care of the babies. Well, he did a very good job! Every time we pulled up those blinds, if the Dad wasn't already sitting on those babies, he soon would be! He must have constantly been on watch, because seriously, within 15 seconds of us pulling up the blinds, he was there, protecting his babies. He did such a good job of bringing worms to the hungry lil birds.

Every day the birds grew. They soon started to lose their "baby" feathers and kept getting bigger and bigger. After awhile, they would flap their wings, but I never say them fly. I started to wonder how on earth the three birds were fitting in that little nest.


Friday morning, the baby robins were there. When I checked on them Friday night, they were gone. The nest was empty. I guess the birds decided it was time for them to start their little lives. It was kind of sad. We didn't even get to say goodbye.

Hope they have found another cozy home by now.
I wonder if we'll have another robin's nest next year......

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

tweet tweet tweet

So sweet
love you
MOM

Anonymous said...

that is the sweetest story I have heard in a long time, it brought tears to my eyes ( yes, I have been very emotional latley), I am very sad they are good, but that is what God intended. Great Story, very uplifting!!!

love ya-Amanda

Anonymous said...

okay so I just re-read my comment, I am not very sad that are GOOD, I am very sad they are GONE! sorry, if any one freaked out!

Lilypad Mom said...

How sweet! This must have been so wonderful to watch. I'm sure you will miss them.

laura said...

wow!! that's SO cool!

Lani ~ The Wooden Porch said...

That is so, so sweet!! I've seen bird nests on our windows before, but they've always been up high where we can't peek easily. I love watching wild birds.

it's me, Val said...

That is the neatest thing, Corie! I kept saying out loud "oh my gosh, that is so neat!!!!". To get to see those sort of things up close and personal is one moment in a million. Thank you so much for sharing that --- it's just a blessing and reminds us about life and how quickly it passes . . .
what a perfect time with you about to have the wee-one :)

xo