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I went out on the deck to water the plants, and put out the blueberries and apple shavings. Looked up at the nest, and mouths were wide open, hungry babies! She flew in with bugs when I was stooping down over the plants. But, she wsn't feeding the babies, knew I was there, so, I had to back up and go inside, but, it scared her away. She came back right away, though, and fed them.
Last year we had a mother robin build a nest inside our wicker picnic basket. The basket got left on the back porch and the lid was open. One day we noticed a nest with 3 little blue eggs in it. Pretty soon, we had three little babies. We could watch them through the kitchen window. It was so sweet to see them grow up and eventually they flew away. It was really special.
This is the part where you need to get the scrubbers out, especially if you continue feeding those robins! LOL! Seriously, by the time those juveniles are finished redecorating your patio furniture in a gorgeous but freaky shade of purple, you're going to be saying, for Jebus sake, won't these bespeckled things EVER grow up???
If you can get through that, you've got a wonderful adventure ahead of you. Keep your yard well-watered and watch mama teach the kids how to get food, It's totally outrageous fun. You're going to love it!
Back in those days folks cooked their food, not built a shrine to it.
Catmint_WV_49F I had to back up
The sensible thing to do...I have a pair of wrens that every year nest in a birdhouse in the "butterfly garden". When I work in the flower bed they chitter and chatter trying to distract me. Meanwhile I hear the babies chirping, begging for food. I back off and sure enough mom or dad flies to the nest and feeds the babies I take the house in for the winter, clean it out and every spring I debate if I should hang it back in the same spot - then I think, these little guys travel such a huge distance to return here, I really don't want to disappoint them to find their home gone.
CIK, I know, it may get messy. And they just power washed in June. :( Oh, Well, I'll have to clean it myself. I have a tablecloth, vinyl, down that I have the plants on. Maybe it will catch some of it, and I can just toss it.
Sock,s, that is sweet of you. Those wrens can be fussy. I had some nest in the dog kennel. Worried me to death how she was going to teach them how to fly out the door, or even the dog doors, instead of trying to crash through a window.
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