Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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As my neighbor was preparing to remove a tree, she noticed a Robin’s nest. She halted the operation and called me over. Indeed there were two little hatchlings. At this point they weight less than a quarter and instinctually know to remain very quite while mama is away from the nest. In about two weeks they will take their maiden flight and my neighbor can continue with her uprooting of the tree they now call home.

14 comments:

Jennifer Thompson said...

aww, they are so sweet.
Super glad to hear your neighbor is waiting to remove the tree!

Amanda said...

Oh, so sweet. And what a great neighbor for noticing and caring enough to leave them alone. Great shot!

Kimberly said...

Aaaaawwwww! I so want to come across a nest with eggs or hatchlings in it! Our birds tend to build their nests up too high for me to see. :)

elizabeth said...

ok - yours is like the 4th website that has birds nests with eggs in it -
i want one so badly in my yard -
so i can capture and follow the beginning of a life -
it must be that time of year!

Carrie said...

So cool that you got to see these little guys! I'm glad she realized it before proceeding!

Janell said...

Wow that is so cool!

Amila Kanchana said...

It's good that your friend saw the nest just in time!

Chelsea said...

Wow, how neat to see them up close. I love the little details you told us about their instincts!!

Catherine said...

Great capture!

Sarah P. said...

Amazing.

Michelle said...

Awww...how sweet. We have 5 wren eggs in a nest on our porch. I'm waiting ever so impatiently. ;)

Keara @ Now I Know What Life Is All About said...

Awww! Sweet babies! I don't know if you remeber but I posted the picture of the nest on my front door. Still no eggs but we do see 2 birds flying in and out.

Carlynn said...

Wow they are so fresh they don't really even have feathers yet. I hope you can get another shot of them as they grow.

Melinda said...

Oh how precious! Great shot!