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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Robin's Nest


The Mister was working in the yard over the weekend and
left a little surprise for me on my gardening table.
It's too early for empty nests this spring, so it must
have been left over from last year and fallen from the
pine trees in our back yard.  I used to collect nests
but got rid of them during a purging cycle.  I did keep
a tiny one with eggs in it and it's under a glass dome.
 The garden table seems like the perfect spot for this sweet one.


34 comments:

  1. It's just amazing to me the work that these wee birdies put into their living quarters. So sweet.

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    1. So true...each little twig gathered and put in place. Really fun to watch them build it, too!

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  2. Birds nests are amazing. How they can construct them with just their beaks...good job.

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    1. They use their bodies to make the circle....they twist round and round inside to form it!

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  3. I am always in awe of those building skills, oftentimes the Robin's nest are as sturdy as mud huts...
    Sweet !
    ~Jo

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    1. This one sure is...it is heavy and full of mud! That's how I knew it was a robin's creation!

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  4. Rocking Robins must have rocked too much....lol! Seriously though, I think your garden table is the perfect spot.

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    1. Yep....just laying on the ground, he said! I'm surprised it didn't break!

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  5. Those nests are so sweet! I have one on an old scale in my living room.

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    1. Well, I want to see that! I love old scales, too!

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  6. I wanted to let you know, that your blog posts are not showing up on my blogroll until much later. I'm having issues with this also, and on the Blogger Forum, several other bloggers are frustrated by the same problem.
    Hope they fix this soon.
    ~Jo

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    1. Oh, how strange....I hate it when that happens! I've missed a few friends posts that way!

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  7. Robins are masters of architecture . . . nice little item to have there. I imagine you might feel tempted to neaten the edges . . . lol

    A friend of mine has a Robbin's nest in her greenhouse and the little birds are flying in and out all the time fearlessly. They are brave little creatures . . . :)

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    1. How fun....your little sweet robins are adorable!

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    2. Yes . . . saw one at The Rectory today . . it wanted me to find a worm for it no doubt . . :)

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  8. Hi Betsy - birds' nests are amazing in their structure ... and what fun to have it visible for you to see ... cheers Hilary

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    1. yeah, it's always fun to see them up close!

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  9. Aw ...that is a sweet one. So perfect.

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    1. Isn't it? It's so clean, too...very unusual. haha.

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  10. They sure know how to spin a nest
    Can do it with such zest
    Maybe a few will see it and steal
    Thinking it is quite the already done deal

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    1. A pre-fab home!
      No need to moan
      as you toil away.
      Just take this to your bay!
      lol....

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  11. Aren't they little bitty works of art? Here in Texas we've already had two batches of babies come and go in our bluebird house. We've also had doves that have flown the nest. :)

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    1. Lucky you with the bluebirds! I guess I'll have to be happy with the Blue Jays...haha...I do have several that are constantly in the feeders. I'm sure they will nest close by.

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    1. Wasn't it? I could see it through the french doors and it looked so pretty!

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  13. They made their home in a stunning way.
    Thanks for this precious pic.
    xox

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    1. Yes, they worked hard on it...so sweet.

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  14. I have been here several times already and only now I am finding the time to comment ... one of those busy weeks I guess ... The nest is absolutely beautiful and it looks so cozy doesn't it?! so lovely that your husband left it there as a surprise for you :-) are you planning to put it somewhere? Can they reuse it?

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    1. I just put it in one of those little cubbies in my shelf out there...looks so cute! I don't know if they reuse their nests or not...but I wouldn't be able to get it high enough in a tree to make it safe now.

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  15. I always enjoy finding an empty nest. They are like works of art.

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    1. Me, too...so sweet. I've kept two tiny nests with eggs still in them.

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  16. They are such beautiful structures, worthy of displaying like an artistic piece - so long as there are no bugs lurking!

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  17. Oh how sweet. I have a small collection of bird nests. My favorite is a hummingbird nest that's no bigger than my thumb. Had such a treat today...as I was sitting with my prayer journal on the balcony two hummingbirds came with a foot of my face as they feasted on the red blooms on my plant in the corner. First time they have come when I was sitting so close.

    I think the Mister is a sweetheart to leave you the next on your new garden table.

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  18. You are a collector of interesting things Betsy..I love that! Great of your Mister to gift you with a neat little nest. I used to collect nests as well..my hubby always shook his head at that:)
    My daughter and I went to the thrift store today and I tried to keep my hands on the cart handle but I just never know what wants to come home with me. This time it was an almost new wooden rolling pin..mine is starting to crack after 49 years of lots of usage so I thought I could splurge a few bucks on a new one:) I don't intend to give up baking just yet so I'll get my mileage out of it I'm thinking.

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