Sunday, June 05, 2005

Announcing the arrival of the baby robins!!

I've been checking the nest every day (sometimes several times a day) for the last week or so--as I leaned in to check today, I did a double-take because there were two baby robins staring back up at me! The other two should hatch in the next couple of days (they hatch in the order they were laid, about a day apart). They're kind of freaky looking, with big eyes, long, skinny necks and wide-open beaks--but, like a true "mother," I think they're beautiful.

However, now I'm really worried because we're getting a big storm tonight, with high-ass winds, hail and rain. A minute ago, the winds were so high that I could barely open the sliding door to go check on them. I almost cried, because Momma Robin was stoicly sitting in her nest, braving the winds and the rain to protect her babies. My main worry is that the winds will knock the nest out of the tree or something. We're under a tornado watch, and you KNOW that if one hits, my ass'll be up in that tree, protecting the whole robin family.

Anyway, I have about 4 pictures left on this roll (enough to get me through the birth of the next two babies), and then I'll get them scanned (and, of course, I'll have to buy another disposable camera to continue documenting their development).

I'll update this post when the next two are born.

27 comments:

LocuTus of Borg said...

Cool! Freakin' mother nature spoils things sometimes :(. HOpe the other two make it and look forward to the pics!

Renee said...

LOLOL! I can just see you up in the tree protecting them :-)

I can't wait to see the pictures!!

Rob said...

Don't fall out of the tree Jen, that might hurt. :)

Renee said...

Rob, my son loves the picture of "pop" on your comments :-) He always wants to look at the "pop" and "lob" and Nikki's "tree".

My 4-yr-old is already becoming a blogger! :-(

Rob said...

Pop meaning Guinness? Getting the guy started off right.

keesh said...

Jen- yes post pics. My son was watching a nest at his Grandma's but someone took it down shortly after the baby birds hatched. My mother in law was so mad at whoever did it. I mean it wasn't hurting anything where it was. People are cruel sometimes. Anyway, Mason will love the pics!!

Jen said...

I just hope these pics are turning out okay.

Jen said...

One more came today; last one should be here tomorrow.

And it's getting to the point that when I look into the nest and talk, the older one raises up his head when he hears my voice. LOL.

Rob said...

You're a regular Mary Poppins there Jen. You fly around with your umbrella too?

Jen said...

Actually, I was envisioning myself as more of a Disney princess, sitting in the woods and humming as small birds land on my outstretched finger and chipmunks and other small forrest animals sit adoringly at my feet.

Anna said...

Yes, I'm thinking along the lines of Cinderella with the mice or Sleeping Beauty with the host of woodland creatures. Didn't Snow White actually sing to a bird and then they helped her clean house?

And nice picture Rob. I still want a picture!

Renee said...

Yes Rob, he means the Guinness. In April when my parents were here for the Great Swing Set Build, my mom, Brent and I went to a liquor store to get my dad's Busch NA and now when we pass that store, Brent says "there's the beer store!". I took him in there before the holiday weekend to pick up some Black Cherry Smirnoff Twisted (YUMMY!) and while we're in there he goes "I love coming to the beer store with you!" Nice.

Jen I am LMAO!! You are Snow White, aren't you? Never mind that your humming would SCARE the animals, not attract them :-) ("so yo, what's happenin dawg? Ya know what, if I'm keepin it real it was just a'ight for me. It was a little pitchy in spots but you brought it home in the end. You're still in the dawg pound")

Jen said...

LOLOLOLOLOLLOL

Rob said...

Jen, I bet your a great hummer performer.

Rob said...

Anna, what picture are you talking about? There are several up on my last post. Am i missing / forgetting something?

Anna said...

The Guiness Pic by your posts. I want a picture!

Jen said...
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Jen said...

I should be surprised that Rob has turned an innocent post about baby robins into one about hummers...and yet, I'm not.

Rob said...

I have to keep up Nee Nee's premise that I start the sex talk in every post.

Rob said...

Oh, I'm alive by the way.. it was pretty f'n hot out there running.

Nik said...

Too cool Jen! And don't fret too much, Momma bird knows how to take care of her lil ones, regardless of Mother Nature. Although I'd love to see your ass up in that tree, trying to protect them.
What's up with miss ghetto fabulous, btw? Sha-Nee Nee, you're sons got either a very creative imagination of you might wanna get his eyes checked! lol

Anna said...

Rob's ALIVE! Praise Jesus!

Jen said...

Well the last egg hasn't hatched yet, and as it's been at least two days since the 3rd baby came, I'm starting to think that maybe that 4th one isn't viable (again, there's usually only a day between hatchings). If nothing happens in the next day or two with that last one, then I don't think it will. Darn. Well, 3 out of 4 isn't too bad.

Rob said...

Anna, so you want me to send you the guinness pic, is that right? How am I supposed to do that when you have no email up?

Anna said...

No, I don't want the Guiness pic. I want to know how to put my own pic next to my name when my posts come up. Like you & Nikki & LoB.

Rob said...

Ancient chinese secret.

Anna said...

Ah, I see. Like Fireworks.