Thursday, May 21, 2009

Baby Robin and More


A few days ago, I noticed a cute little bird on the railing on our deck... At first I wasn't sure what this little guy was---but then I realized that it was a baby Robin... I knew that there had been a nest above our neighbor's gutters. SO--I assume the babies had fledged recently and this was one of them.


After he sat there for awhile ---looking around, Daddy or Mama Robin came and fed him... It was just so cute to watch. That little guy stayed on the railing for about 45 minutes --and one of the adults would come by and feed him. I watched him for awhile ---but then I had other things I needed to do. He finally left--and I haven't seen him since that day. The picture above shows that precious little Robin.. Note his fuzzy hair!!!! More pictures are below.







This is the Mama feeding her baby... Both male and female Robins feed their young. The Papa is darker and more colorful.







"Now, ain't I just the purdiest thang you ever done saw?" (Tennessee talk--ha ha)






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I've talked in several posts about this neat rose, Rio Samba. When it first opens out, it is quite yellow. Then , as it gets older, it turns pink... Isn't that amazing???? It's hard to believe that the two roses above are one-and-the-same. These are both Rio Samba!!!! Awesome, isn't it?







This new rose (new to us this year) is named Sweetness.... George brought one inside, and put it in a vase on our dining room table. This rose smells absolutely fabulous!







Here's another picture of our white rose, Sweet Freedom. I think it is prettier now that it has opened all of the way out... Do you like white roses???? I definitely do!!! (This rose is definitely white despite the picture which makes it look more pastel.)






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These Bluebird babies are now about 8 or 9 days old... If you compare this picture with others that I have posted, you'll note how much the babies have grown. You can see two of them clearly in this photo..


Bluebirds have 2-3 broods each spring/summer. After the first group leaves the nest, they then help Mom and Dad with the next brood... They even help feed the babies. Isn't that neat???? Oh--how I love my Bluebirds!!!


Have a great Thursday. We're heading back to Hendersonville to check on George's parents. Janet (George's sister) did our week when we went to the beach ---so we're doing two weeks in a row this time.


Hugs,

46 comments:

Mildred said...

Hi Betsy, That is an adorable robin. Looks like he's having a bad hair day!!!
Your roses are amazing. I think the white is my favorite.
Hope you have a nice day.

Michele said...

I love the roses... so pretty!! And to see the baby robins... amazing!

Hugs♥

Jayne said...

Awwww... love your baby robin and your bluebirds Betsy! Wish we had smellavision to be able to enjoy your beautiful roses!

Rose said...

I did not know all that about the bluebirds! What cool facts!

The baby robin is adorable...and I love your roses. I have said that before, though.

Susie said...

Cute pictures Betsy! Love the one where the tufts of feathers of sticking out.

Beth said...

I love the shots of the baby robin, Betsy, especially the one with his Mama. And that third shot is so comical, with the fuzz sticking out on either side of his head!

Those bluebirds are growing so fast! There's not an inch to spare in that nest. :-)

karin said...

It's getting a little crowded in the Blue-bird Mansion! Oh Betsy, however did you get such gorgeous shots of momma robin and her offspring. That takes a lot of patience.

Your roses are glorious. I've never seen the one that changes color. What an interesting phenomenon! I absolutely love your white rose! My daughter loves all white blossoms - they are her favorite!

Have a great day and enjoy your visit with George's parents.

Mary said...

That baby robin is so cute! I love the shot where it is looking at the camera and the feather stick up. Those roses are all amazing and you must smile everytime you come out and see them.

Darla said...

Love the fuzzy head of the baby robin. Your roses are simply gorgeous, I have one that changes colors too. The baby bluebirds are so cute. We are so hoping that we will get another family in our box.

Arkansas Patti said...

Really great shots of the baby Robin. Like everyone else, gotta love the feather "ears" and that expression is priceless.
Have a great visit.

Shellmo said...

That baby Robin is adorable w/ his tufts of hair sticking out! You got some great photos - the flowers were wonderful too! have a wonderful memorial weekend!!!

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photographs, Betsy. The baby robin is so cute with his unkempt appearance. And the roses are just gorgeous. Have a safe journey.

Peggy said...

What wonderful adventures you have right in your backyard! Have a great day!

The Whites said...

You have all sorts of baby birds around!

The roses are beautiful!

Blessings,
Mandy

Diane C. said...

Love all the roses and bird pictures. That one of the baby robin looking at the camera is adorable!

mountain.mama said...

The baby robin looks like I do in the morning! haha

I love the Sweetness Rose, so beautiful. Wish I could sniff it.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love all your baby birds...they are just so cute!!!
Have a nice trip, I love that you guys all take such good care of the parents...as it should be!
The Rio Samba? Magical.

Dorothy said...

I think that's the first baby Robin I have ever seen. You told me something I didn't know about Bluebirds. Your roses are gorgeous.

The Incredible Woody said...

I just realized yesterday that I have a nest with eggs in the mailbox on my front porch. I had put an envelope in there for someone to pick up. When he reached in to get it, the bird came flying out. He screamed like a little girl - it was a hoot!!

Dirt Princess said...

awwww he looks more like an old man than a baby! Little fella!!!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Betsy...always learning something new and delightful when I read your posts.
I was thinking the little Robin looks like a Horned-owl ;)
How sweet those little birdies are, and the Roses are "fitt'n for a Queen".

Becca's Dirt said...

Hope George's parents are doing OK. The roses are beautiful. The Rio Bamba rose is something else - so pretty. Love the color of the Sweetness. Wishing there was scratch n sniff here. Have a nice Memorial Day. Becca

Connie said...

How do you get such wonderful photos of the robins? I loved them all. How funny looking baby robins are.

Beautiful roses!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Those baby bluebirds are growing, growing, growing!

Love how funny the baby robin looked when it first left the nest. ;-)

Joy said...

Bless his fuzzy little head and heart. That is so precious.

Those little blue birds are about to out grow that nest. Can't believe how they are growing.

Joy

Pigeon said...

I love that picture of the baby robin, looking like he has two white fuzzy ears. I never knew that baby birds were so fuzzy. Your roses are beautiful. That's another flower I have never grown, but I shall enjoy yours.

Pigeon said...

I love that picture of the baby robin, looking like he has two white fuzzy ears. I never knew that baby birds were so fuzzy. Your roses are beautiful. That's another flower I have never grown, but I shall enjoy yours.

Diane said...

Betsy, beautiful roses. They are the most gorgeous, romantic flowers I think. Your little baby robin is so cute with his little fuzz. Nice pictures.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Mama and Baby Robin are sooo cute.And those roses,oh my,I can't get over the beauty.Thanks for a peek at them.
Blessings,Ruth

Tina said...

Betsy,
lol..Love the shot of that baby robin with his feathers standing up! I am always surprised at how big the babies are compared to the poor skinny mama and papa who have been flapping their wings off trying to keep them fed! I guess the creator of Baby Hugie was right on with making him so big!! ha ha
Great post...and great pictures!!

Deborah Godin said...

I kinda looked like that little robin when I was a baby...you
know-bald with a couple of tufts on the side...

Carol said...

He sure is purdy!! and with an attitude.

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Jen said...

That baby robin cracks me up :D

EcoRover said...

It'll be interesting to see how many of those bluebird chicks survive. I didn't know they were multibrooded. Obviously, if they all lived, we'd be deep in bluebirds right quick!

Wendy said...

Awwww - baby birdies everywhere. They're so cute! And your roses exquisite. I love this time of year, don't you?

Kallen305 said...

Okay that settles it Betsy. I am moving into your backyard!! I LOVE the baby robins and bluebirds and your roses are to die for. Such life in that yard of yours.

ROSIDAH said...

Hi Betsy, I'm so sorry for this late visit. Yesterday was a national holiday. Lovely shots of the Robins. I love the fuzzy hair and Mama Robin looking after her child. Your roses are so gorgeous. Wonderful macro shots! Isn't it amazing how fast the little baby birds have grown. I can't wait for their first fly out. Have a great weekend. Hugs from Indonesia :).

lola said...

I love you baby birds Betsy. They sure are growing.
That rose that changes is fantastic. I've never seen or heard of that. I shall try to see if I can find one like that.
Hope George's parents are doing fine. Do say hello from a friend. Have a nice visit.

Leedra said...

bluebird babies coming on. The Robins are cute, and the roses are awesome.

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Bird Girl said...

Oh mercy - that funny baby robin with the crazy feathered head just cracked me up! Thanks for the smile! Your roses are so pretty I can almost smell them - and the baby blues are growing like weeds!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

All the bird babies are so sweet...Have a Happy weekend...m.

Femin Susan said...

I love roses. They looks so pretty.Wish I had all sorts of roses in my house. Those robins look mich bigger today.
Cheers!

Janie said...

I love your Rio Samba rose. It's beautiful changing from yellow to pink. Great bird photos. The little robin is awfully cute, and the bluebirds are growing fast. Didn't know the first brood helped raise the subsequent broods. Interesting!

Bj said...

If that baby Robin isn't the cutest thing I've seen in a long time! I was thinking yesterday that it's about time to see the robins & babies in the back yard. I had (for sure) 1 nest that I know of in the yard. But in the late afternoon they come by the bucketfuls and the parents bathe. I can't wait for the day now. Thanks for the great shots Betsy!

Daisy said...

HA HA HA! I love the fuzzy bird "hair." Great pictures, Betsy. :-)

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Betsy, you are setting the bar even higher now with your baby birding pics! Great, great pictures here!!!