Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Meet my new neighbor



Sure, she's not a Loon or Wood Duck or a Chickadee, but I will still take her as a neighbor!

40 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
Wow impressive where they can build their home sometime!! It is a very unstable structure there, but let's hope they will be able to manage. At least you can follow them during breeding time and see the little babies in a while. Gorgeous shots.

fishing guy said...

Shelly: I do love the colrs of the American Robin and enjoy their song.

Kelly said...

Ahhh...lucky you! Her Robin's Egg blue eggs are the prettiest little things!

The Birdlady said...

Oh yeah! You gotta love it!

Tina said...

Now, that's my kind of neighbor!! Hope all goes well for her and her family!!

Leedra said...

As birders we aren't real choosy....unless it is starlings!

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Sharon said...

What a sweet heart. Now be a good neighbor Shelley! Sharon

Elaine said...

Oh, you're going to enjoy watching her raise her babies!

Ms. ~K said...

Birds know good people when they see them...
We have baby chickadees and cardinals...so exciting!
~Kit

Lynne said...

I love to see what robins weave into their nests. Looks like she found some bits of rope!

Mildred said...

How very sweet she looks!

Sandy said...

Cool photo! Was is it?

Montanagirl said...

Hi there. Great pictue! She found a good spot to build her home I think. Love it.

Ginnymo said...

Awww!! How sweet. I wish I had a neighbor like that to watch.. I can't wait to see the babies!!! great photo Shelly!!! You are so lucky!!!

Kallen305 said...

Awesome photo Shelley. So cute!

dAwN said...

Shelley,
How exciting! Did you bring her a housewarming gift?

Daisy said...

The red, red robin goes bob, bob, bobbing along. Your photo made me sing, Shelley! :D

holdingmoments said...

The best sort of neighbours to have. Be good to follow their progress into the world.

T and S said...

I like the way this robin has found a place that perfectly matches her plumage. Love the colors as well.

Nick S said...

I would make them feel very welcome Shelley :-)

Lanny said...

Like skunk cabbage to my nose, a robin to my ear is spring.

KathyB. said...

I was noticing the things she has strewn around her nest, and also what has been woven into it. I still find it amazing what birds can do with just 2 feet and a beak!

And here I thought by the title that one of your human neighbors had actually been friendly...have you been able to connect with any of them? Oh well, if not, at least the birds are more photogenic!And probably way more interesting.

Jayne said...

What a nesting place! They amaze me sometimes at the locations they will choose.

Eve said...

Ahhhh!!!

HANNIBAL said...

I have a robin just above my porch light with 2 babies. It is my main entrance so coming and going has been disruptive. But, she must be getting used to me, because she doesn't flush off quite as often anymore. She's a better neighbor than I am.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

If I was a robin, I would want to live in a log home too! I loved your picture of the Bufflehead. Never have seen one before and the Grosbeak pic was awesome.
You always make my day with your beautiful photos. I really love them all.
Beth

NCmountainwoman said...

Is that nest as carelessly thrown together as it looks at first glance? Or is the bulk of the nest out of sight?

The Retired One said...

I heard the beds were comfy and the yard full of yummy worms at this hotel!!

Andrea said...

The best type of neighbor. Look at all those lovely items they have found to build with. And how nice of you to provide a sheltered space for their new home.

Gardener's Garden said...

This is a beautiful shot of the Robin and you'll be assured of some baby shots.

Mary said...

A very pretty neighbor! I hope she provides you with little robins.

Bird Girl said...

I'm sure you will love your new neighbor - they are so fun to watch when they wrap worms around their beaks for the babies!

jalynn01 said...

I always get excited when I see a bird nest...with high hopes of catching the action of feeding babies... Will be looking for that pictures soon!

The Early Birder said...

AHHH....it's a 'Cabin' Robin. Nice neighbour Shelly.

Deborah Godin said...

That's the most post-modern (to be kind) robin's nest I've ever seen! Hope is doesn't blow over in a good wind!

BirdingMaine said...

Congrats on the new family Shelley!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Love this photo, Shelley. We had a pair nesting under our deck (over the walk-out patio), but some blue jays discovered them last week. The robins tried their best to defend the nest, making quite the fuss all day and chasing the jays. The next morning the nest was on the patio and the eggs were all broken. I hope your robins' brood will fare much better! We've got another pair nesting in the crook of our beech tree and so far they are doing well.

In other news, I saw a rose-breasted grosbeak this evening. It's the first I've ever seen in Ohio and I was terribly excited. Thought you'd enjoy sharing my happiness. (My kids like birds, but they don't quite understand why I get so excited about them.)

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Shell, that nest looks like it may have a patio. :D What a great photo!!! We have phoebes nesting on our log building under the roof overhang. What a special time of year. :D

Can't wait to see your robin's blue eggs!!!

Hugs, JJ

Jen said...

Good luck to your Robin!
We had one work and work for two days on the same location on our log home, and the wind kept blowing it down. She was persistent, but on the third day she gave up and moved on.
I got some great shots of the acrobats she did building it, I should post.

Rural Rambler said...

I think she picked some nice digs to raise her family-I see baby Robin photos in the future!