ROBIN INVASION

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June  20, 2014

You are witness to my one and only Robin Invasion!   These photos were taken late spring, while the bird bath warmer was still in use. It started as a calm visit but caught my attention because never have I seen so many robins all together in one spot.   Within moments the news spread…..

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and spread….

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and spread….

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Was this the Robin version of a Hot Tub party????

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They became increasingly rambunctious and noisy as more robins arrived….

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This photo still only shows a sampling.  There were more Robins in the trees and in the rest of  my back yard.  They all partied  for approximately  15 minutes, drained the Hot Tub, I mean, bird bath, dry and flew away leaving me to clean up the mess.  

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Meet Daisy, one of my two Yorkies.  How does Daisy fit into this posting you ponder?  Because, as sweet  as this little face may appear, Daisy loves to eat bird poop.   Thus, though the Robin Invasion was a  photo op for me, it  took on a whole different meaning for Daisy.  So I had some serious cleaning up to do…….. oh the things we do for the animals we love.    : ) 

Please provide fresh water for our feathered friends if you can and thanks for reading!    

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FLEDGLING ROBINS ENJOYING MY BACKYARD

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June 8, 2014

It’s  was a family scene  outside out my kitchen window  – this was  Fledgling Robin # 1.  Just sitting there chirping  and looking around.

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At times, Fledgling  # 1 seemed a bit frustrated….

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Then Dad arrived with a snack and it became clear to me what was happening.  Then I noticed…….

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Sitting on my back fence was Fledgling  Robin # 2.

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Dad was busy feeding  both Fledglings !   Then I spotted…..

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Fledgling  Robin # 3 is sitting  in the next door neighbor’s back fence.  Poor Dad –  I’m getting tired just watching him hunt for worms and  fly from one chirping Fledgling  to the next, all the while chasing away  other stray birds  he thinks might be a threat to his fledglings.  .

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Back to Fledgling  # 1.

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At a moment,   I thought I’d get to see Fledgling  # 1 take flight…

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But then Fledgling  # 1 decided to stay.  

How long did they stay there?   Not sure, but a better part of the morning I’m guessing.   I finally had to put down my camera and get some work done.  When I finally looked back outside the  whole family was gone.

Although since then,  I have been noticing “teen-age”  Robins with the fledgling spotted breast poking around my back lawn …

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 I’d like to think these are the same Robins , growing  up healthy on my backyard bugs and worms.  

 

 

 

PAPA FINCH & HIS FLEDGLINGS

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June 1, 2014 

Spring is a great time to keep your eyes open for the new generation of our fine feathered friends.  This feeder sits  outside my kitchen  window so by offering  food and water for the birds, I’m blessed  with a lots of feathered activity.   I think this Papa Bird,  in the middle,  is a House  Finch (although the Purple Finch looks similar so I’m frequently confused) and he is  helping/teaching the  fledglings  to find food.  

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Oh dear, I think they spotted me in the window! 

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Not sure if this is the same family or maybe a cousin?

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This baby has found  a feast and made itself comfortable.

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Is this is a fledgling starling maybe?   It has been hanging around my feeders for days and one afternoon I caught it having an   identity crisis and trying  to eat from the finch sock.   

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Lastly, there are two joyfully singing wrens residing in my wren house.  So maybe there are some baby wrens in the future????

Thanks for reading!

 

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