Saturday, June 7, 2008

Nest Building

After a good one inch of rainfall the Robins have decided to make a new nest. I hope her other one wasn't blown down in the high winds the past 24 hours. This lovely lady was busy picking the dead grass from a spot in our lawn this morning. I want to thank my Dearly Beloved for taking this series of pictures. We were watching her through the patio doors as she pulled and pulled.

She was very diligent with her efforts.

How much grass could she cram into her beak?

Quite a lot actually.

I hope you all have a fun filled weekend.





24 comments:

  1. Let's hope she can fly with all that grass!

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  2. Hi Lisa, Looks like that Robin is trying to make a nest in one visit, nice shots.

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  3. It is so fun to watch nature in action. These are great!

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  4. What a great series of photos. Now, if you can find where she's building the nest...

    Robin at Bumblebee

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  5. Wonderful series of robin photos! I think it is so amazing they are able to craft such a great nest!

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  6. Oh how funny... in that last photo, it's bigger than her head! I hope she arrived safely at her destination. :c)

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  7. Lisa, I hope you aren't experiencing any flooding where you are.

    I love the robin pictures. They certainly do cram a lot into those beaks.

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  8. They touch my heart Lisa, they really do. Sweet robin.

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  9. Very Nice series of photos!
    They capture what spring is all about!

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  10. Joyce the robin flew right up into a big Ash tree in our garden.

    Thanks Mike.

    I love to watch nature Teri I just don't always get good photos of what goes on. My DB did a good job with the circumstances.

    Robin (bumblebee) I think she is building in the Ash tree in our garden. She is being very sneaky about where she is going with her materials.

    Mon@rch she can get plenty of mud to use in her works today.

    Jayne it was fun to watch her pull and pull the dead grass. Amazing how much she collected.

    Robin, thank you for your concern but we were the lucky that the storms went well north of us. It is a big mess. We only got about an inch of rain which we needed.

    Cheryl these Robins are just the heart of the summer garden. Summer wouldn't be complete without several robins flying around the garden.

    Cyndy, I just love them too.

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  11. Quite the wild weather you've been having. It all seems to go around my house lately (keeping fingers crossed). I love to watch the birds gathering their nest stuff. We had a robin in the Magnolia on a nest, but it abandoned it when it kept getting disturbed by me poking around there in the garden & by the garage door opening & closing. I hope your robin is more successful than ours.

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  12. Heh... very cute, but I wonder if she could still see where she was going?! :)

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  13. Lisa, that's the best advertisement for not having a 'golf course' lawn that I've ever seen...this bird was lucky enough to find some thatching material at your place ;-]

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  14. all that grass! oh my! that is really funny :)

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  15. Enjoyed this series of photos, Lisa. The last one is too funny!
    I have been enjoying watching the birds gather materials and worms in my yard this spring. Their antics are always interesting.

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  16. Robins build such wonderful nests. What fun to watch as she gathered up material :-} You got some great photos.

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  17. Lisa, DB did a great job of capturing sequence of material gathering. I've never seen a bird have so much in their beak at one time. We had another goose drownder Fri. night and Sat. morning. 3+ in. Water everywhere!!

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  18. I came to read your One Single Impression, only to have found this delightful series of photos instead! How wonderful that your Dearly Beloved captured them for you!

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  19. Great pictures! What a busy little bird!

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  20. gotta love those birds, especially the robins. I have a robin's nest in one of our spruce trees that a pair built 3 years ago! It has lasted 2 winters. I should maybe take a photo of it and post it this week. Thanks for the idea!

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  21. Dear Lisa,
    I love this series!
    Watching the birds is fun.
    She really gathered alot of grass at once time..LOL..Thanks to your DB for taking the photos and to you for posting them...
    I also have a multi cultural lawn, a little something for all the critters.
    Sherry

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  22. How cute! I wonder if she can build a nest in one or two "collectings."

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  23. Hello and many thanks to everyone that stopped by and left a comment.

    Pam I think she makes many such trips with bills full of nesting material before those big sloppy nests are made.

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  24. Great series of photos. I don't think I've ever seen a bird load up with so much nesting material in one trip. Very ambitious.

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