|Momma Lou Robin, 5-7-11|
I visited the other nesting site by the tool keeping enclosure. That Momma flew away quickly to reveal her four eggs still on the nest. After chatting a few minutes with another gardener, I drove off to my plot, and noticed Lou's robin had left her nest. Sidled over for a peek.
|Two babies, 5-7-11|
Now baby animals are supposed to be cute. Not these babies. Major league ugly. Only a Momma robin could love these little chickies. They were skinny, and not covered by many feathers. Only by slight movement was I assured that they were alive. But alive they were, and Lou is now batting two out of four. I am sure that in a couple of days, they will be cute, as they extend their little heads out of the nest and demand to be fed.
I noticed only after looking at this post that one of the eggs above is soon to hatch. If I double click on the photo, it will enlarge. The egg on the left has a hole where the soon to be chick is trying to emerge. How cool is that?
My robin was a few days behind Lou's bird in building a nest and starting the family process. So I was not surprised to find eggs instead of chicks. The eggs are a little cleaner than a few days ago when they were quite muddy after a couple of days of rain. But Momma was still none to happy with my relatively short visit to the park.
|Still waiting, 5-7-11|
One egg that was probably the second one laid, has a white imperfection in the blue coloring. Maybe that one was laid on Easter Sunday. Any day now..