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Happy Independence Day Baby Bird

Thursday, July 04, 2013

A few weeks ago, we noticed a bird's nest in a tree that hangs over our back porch. A robin kept coming and going and we watched her raise up three babies. They were so fun to watch! The nest hung over our yard though, where the dogs go, so we knew we'd have to watch for when they left the nest so the dogs wouldn't hurt them. That happened yesterday. I got up in the morning to find two of them gone and the third perched on the branch next to the nest. A little while later, I found one of them dead on the ground under the nest. Rather, the dogs found it and I had to chase them off. I felt so bad. There was nothing I could do though, so I just picked it up and got rid of it. I went to class and my BF texted me later to say the third one was gone. He looked around the yard but didn't see it anywhere, so he assumed it made it out of our yard. End of story, right?

Then this morning, while we were futzing around trying to hang our flag, we kept seeing fluttering under our rhododendron bush in the front yard. I went to check out what it was, and it was one of our babies! I could tell because he had hardly any tail feathers and the red feathers on his chest still had baby spots. But he was so big! And he flew a few feet out into the grass! He looked healthy and capable. I feel much better now, knowing that at least one of those babies actually has a fighting chance to grow up.

Isn't it interesting the kind of thing that just makes our day? Happy Independence baby bird!

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    Awwwww....we have a robin who builds its nest on top of the bend of the downspout every year, despite our best efforts to get it to go somewhere else. Their babies made it thru in fine shape.....however, once they had vacated the nest, a pair of sparrows decided to try to build a nest on top of the robin's nest. I don't know how familiar you are with sparrows, but their nests are nothing more than a conglomeration of twigs, feathers, grass, etc.....in short, a mish-mash of a mess. It took them three weeks to get it half together 'cause every time a wind came along, it blew out everything they'd managed to pile on that nest. LMAO Well.....after that happened, we didn't see them, anymore. I watched it a couple of days, didn't see any sign of mama and papa, so we thought they'd either given up or just abandoned it. So Bon took the pool skimmer and knocked it down, only to realize that there were five babies in it. OMG.....I can't even begin to tell you how bad we felt. Geeeeez....and there was no repairing it, at that point, so of course, the babies did get abandoned and despite putting the remainder of the nest on the table, something got them overnight. :( So the mama and papa have rebuilt....IN the flippin' gutter. But I'm not disturbing it. Geeeeez......
    1674 days ago
    We recently had some baby sparrows leave their nest in front of our house. The mom had built a nest on the solar light in front of our house. It was so cool to see them leave.
    1692 days ago
    I was so bummed out as I started reading. Glad there was a healthy baby bird at the end.

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    1692 days ago
    Thanks for sharing Happy 4th.
    1692 days ago
    How sweet.
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    1692 days ago
    birds are cute , I have a few cute ones in the trees near my window , I think it's great tit in english. and a few singing blackbirds emoticon
    1692 days ago
    We just had 3 babies, leave their nest on our front porch, so much fun to watch.
    1692 days ago
    nice story. & like your dragon pic.
    1692 days ago
    What a lovely and interesting blog - thank you for sharing your bird story.
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