Sunday, May 31, 2009

Here Today - Gone Tomorrow


My three sweet baby birds have flown the coop and left the nest. Early last evening I snapped this photo of them all squeezed together in their nest. Mama was still watching from a safe distance away. And this morning none of them were to be found. They are too big now scrunch down inside the nest, so there was no chance that they were sleeping. And Mama was no longer standing watch over them either. It was time for them to go - to fly - out on their own to make a life for themselves. I will miss checking in on them, but I'm so pleased that they survived their fragile time in the nest.
The photo below (courtesy of Wikipedia) shows what these little chicks looked like outside of the nest. I was not fortunate enough to get a shot like this one.
You can learn more about the American Robin by clicking here.

12 comments:

Doreen said...

Maybe they will come back and hang around in your yard for a while. I hope you see them again :)

Alison Gibbs said...

How you will miss checking on your '3 little babies'. Funny how we look forward to checking on things like this.
Alison

Anything Goes Here said...

Last year I had the same experience with some baby bunnies. I was so surprised when they were finally gone. I so hope they survived! These little guys were certainly up close and personal with you, xo Joan

Holly said...

My, how quickly they grow up and leave the nest. . .

PJ said...

Love your Robin pictures from birth to out of nest. Just let me ask..what is up with robins and WHERE they make there nest..ours was on one of our gutter drain and house...feel down twice...somehow she fixed it. They just tend to try to nest anywhere.

vivian said...

I think ours are gone too! but there were only two in the nest. I used to worry about all the baby birds in our yard, because the two big cats that I lost this year were big time hunters. these new birdies were safe!
hugs
vivian

Lori said...

that is so sweet that you had those birds on your door...maybe this will be a yearly tradition and one of them will build a nest for her babes on your door next year...

Linda Crispell said...

That is spectacular!

Dianna said...

Bitter sweet...and so adorable*!*

natalea said...

aw- so cute! I love watching baby robins leave their nest...I'm lucky even to witness it several times each spring. Thanks for the photos! xo natalea

Julia said...

so sweet...a living door arrangement...glad they are okay...xx

Linda said...

That is the cutest thing! I can't believe you were so blessed as to have this in your presence. wow!

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