Posted on 06 June 2012. Tags: hatched, nest, Robins
You can sure tell who’s the eldest of the four Robins. It’s the hungriest. I can hardly keep myself from touching their fuzzy little naked bodies, but I know I dare not. I don’t want the mamma to desert them.
Shriek! How many people get to see THAT! And to get up that close – well that’s just amazing – what a treat! they can’t be more than a few hours old in the video I am guessing? When they are done with the neat are you going to save it? Cuz if not I would like it! I used to collect all kinds of nests. My favorite were those teeny little hornets nests. I would out them in the corners of my Daddy’s miniature cabins. Ah the memories this brings back about nests!
I know – it’s so great to witness this.They are a few hours to 3 days old between the 4 of them. It seems the robin must have set on them as she layed them – one day at a time. About the nest: I thought I’d make a birdhouse with a clear side, put the nest inside, make that clear side the back that’s against a wall. Then once the mother bird had flown away, the little cheapers could be viewed by turning the house around. Wouldn’t that be swell? Robins are a bird that will adopt an old nest occassionally. If you want a nest I can find you one. After all you guessed the length of the fish, right?
Oh, they are so alien cute! I wanted to reach right through the video and rub the little underside of their throats with my finger. It’d be fun to get a big ol juicy earthworm and be the momma for a moment. How irrestible! Wouldn’t it be funny if the one opens its eyes and sees YOU first? “Are you my momma?” it asks. Almost makes one want to put a little leg band on it and a tracking device to see where it goes and such. Ah, but the simple freedom is sweeter yet, and thanks for the little sneak peak!
I couldn’t help myself. The ARE lovable, but maybe more so because it’s from an untouchable distance.
My desire to raise hungry baby birds went out the door after our total FAIL to get them to eat. They all died a tragic sticky death.
sticky? sounds bad.
We fed them some sort of baby food milk thing with an eye dropper. I think they wore as much as they ate. And how do you bath a baby bird? I don’t know, we were maybe 6. I can still smell them. Snif. We sucked at rescuing them.
Nothing does it like a momma bird.
Also where does their poo go? Let me know when you find out, it remains a mystery.
Stay tuned, I will enlighten you later.
I showed this to Emily, and she LOVED it!! what a great video!
Thanks. It makes it worth while to know that you’re enjoying it. I try to give you the best!
Any word on the poo?
I’m writing on it, hold your horses Honey. :))
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