Saturday, May 14, 2011

American Robin

While gardening today I discovered this precious birds nest tucked away in a yew.  How wonderful to discover two pastel-blue eggs and a baby chick in a neat, deep cup made of mud and twigs.  Nearby the mother Robin watched intensely as I quickly took a photograph of her baby.

Come springtime, I often receive a pleasant predawn wake-up call from our American Robin.  This early bird will fill your heart with song.  I love to watch them as they hop across the lawn looking for earthworms.  They brighten gloomy days with a friendly reminder of springtime sights and sounds.


14 comments:

Chris said...

What a great picture! So sweet to catch this great shot!

Paige said...

Ah, so sweet! Love your photography! It's always a special stop when visiting your blog!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
The mothering instinct comes out even for birds, doesn't it? Excellent shot of the robin's nest.
As the weather warms here there will be a very loud chorus of robins every morning about 5 am that usually wakes us up. We don't mind though as they have a pleasant song.
Judith

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is soo sweet, wonderful too see this donna.

greetings karin

Gemma said...

Awwwww so cute!
Gem
x

Connie B. said...

Oh my goodness.. What a sweet picture of new life.. Makes you feel all fuzzy inside, doesn't it?

Cindy said...

This is so precious, Donna!!!

Polished Moxie said...

What a great picture. When I sit out on the deck in the early morning to enjoy my coffee, the robins always sing good morning to me. Got to love the little ones.

Janet said...

Donna, I love the birds nest photo. I have never seen eggs that shade of blue except in photos. We have a Miockingbird nest in one of our arbors. I might try to take a peek and sneak a photo or two. Janet

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Donna,
What a sweet pic of that lil baby bird!!
thanks for coming by and your sweet comments.
Have a lovely day hon,
blessings, Nellie

Rhonda Langley said...

Robins are my favorite! We had a nest one year just outside the back door on top of our irrigation control box. Every time we went out the back door the mama robin would fuss at us LOl!

Shannon said...

What a great picture! Love the color of those beautiful eggs :)
Have a great weekend!

Anne Marie said...

What an amazing photo of those sweet little birds! I just love the color of those eggs, too. Wow! Such a perfect photo to celebrate spring!

gale said...

So cute. those eggs are such a pretty color.

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