Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Robin Nesting Time #WordlessWednesday

For the second straight year, a pair of American Robins is nesting on my patio's roof ledge.

 I took this photo a couple of days ago.  There are at least three baby robins in that nest, and both parents take turns feeding the ravenous young.  You can see two beaks on the right side of the nest, as they await a parent's food delivery.

Robin in a pawpaw tree

Both robins guard that nest as well as they can.  I don't know if this is a male or female - the female is slightly lighter in color but, as a beginning birder, I really can't tell them apart.  This one was eyeing a threat.  They don't harass the cardinals, goldfinches or finches that visit our feeders (to the left of the robin) but should a squirrel dare to enter our yard - watch out! 

Here's some more info about robins and how they nest and raise their young.

This isn't from "our" nest but we saw this juvenile robin (bottom right of photo) a week or so ago on a street in Binghamton, New York.  Will it survive its leaving of the nest?  We'll never know.

Joining up with Sandee for her #WordlessWednesday.


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    1. As of today, still in the nest. We'll see. Sadly, I've read that robins have a high mortality (most die in their first year, typically). The average lifespan is 2 years but it's a little misleading because of the high mortality rate of young ones. If they make it past their first two years they can live for several years.

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  2. This is such a fun time of year. It's so precious to see their nests and to watch over them.

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    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  3. ...check out my robin's nest from last year.

    https://backroadstraveller.blogspot.com/2020/05/robins-nest.html

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    1. Oh my, in a post hole digger? You got some really good captures, too.

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  4. Lucky you to make the photos!
    So cute!
    Thank you so much!
    Happy WW!

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  5. We have birds that try to build nests under the roof and the whole thing falls apart on them. I feel sorry for them...

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  6. I hope they thrive. We have a big hedge around our garden and the sparrows, finches and blackbirds have all built nests in it. The young are all learning to fly and you take your life in your hands when you go into the garden. Several times they have collided with me!

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  7. how wonderful to be able to watch the little ones grow

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  8. The joys of having a nest nearby. So much bird watching for you without having to go far.

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  9. How endearing are these Robins. Must be a pleasure to watch them go about their day. I have two mynahs nesting on our 15th floor parapet. And they come over for their daily dose of mangoes and melons.

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    Have a great week, Alana. Stay well.

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  10. I really like the fact that you take care of the little birds. This species lives with us too and we had the joy of being visited in the garden by a robin several times.

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  11. Oh, I love birdies, Alana and I wish we had a nest here too...*licks paws*...or better not🙊We have a lot birdies around now too, the most are youngsters and I love to watch them💗Pawkisses for a Happy Day🐾😽💞

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  12. How wonderful it must be to observe the birds in your own garden! Especially the little ones! ❤️

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  13. I think this is simply the best part of spring...the new little babies!

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