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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Baby birds

Remember the Mama Robin and her eggs sitting in the nest outside our front door? Well, she flew away.

One night she was on the nest, the next day she was gone and we didn't see her for several days, even though there were still eggs in the nest. A week later, there was a Mama Robin in the nest again, though we think it is probably a different bird. This one is more skittish than the previous resident. And soon there were six eggs in the nest.

One day last week, I saw a bunch of motionless fuzz in the nest. Soon, the fuzz was indeed moving. Then chirping. Poor Robbie is so curious, although he seems to have learned his lesson about messing with the nest. So Mike set up a video camera on a tripod to capture some of the avian action. That way Robbie (and the rest of us) could get a bird's eye view -- sorry, couldn't resist -- without disturbing the nest.

Check out baby birds' feeding time!

10 comments:

Shelley said...

Wow! That video is so cool, and I'm not even a fan of nature! Mike wins the Awesome Dad Award in the category of Best Use of Home Video for Creating an Educational Opportunity While Satisfying a Child's Rampant Curiosity.

Lana said...

What a great way to satisfy everyone's curiosity while leaving the birds to do their thing how fun!

Jessica said...

So awesome!!! We have a new set of babies at our office but they are up high so we don't get to see them until they get much bigger!

Stacy Lynn said...

That's really neat and much safer (been dive-bombed by a robin or two in my day)!

Eternal Lizdom said...

You need to do a live Robin Cam like they do with so many other bird ensts around the world- great angle and sound!

CWMartin said...

Lizdom is right! A robin cam would be an excellent idea!

Mrs4444 said...

Wow! I think Mike has a future in nature photography. That was awesome!

Momza said...

those chicks remind me of my own little yahoos...as soon as they see me, their mouths are wide open and begging for my attention.

Anonymous said...

I like it very much!

Nate's Mom said...

That is so cool. Can't wait to show Nate. How fun to get to watch them in real life like that.

Sheri in CA