Saturday, April 12, 2008

Saturday Scavanger Photo Hunt

This week's theme was Twisted. I had the pleasure of watching robins build a nest in a maple tree next to my back deck. I was fascinated at the complexity of the nest and how all the materials were "twisted" together.

Of course, I had a great time being so close. I removed one small tree branch and was easily able to watch them develop. I took lots of pictures every chance I could get.
I was surprised at how short the time period was for the babies to be in the nest. The whole process, from when they hatched to when they flew away, was about 10 days. Both the male and female fed the babies.
I was sad to see them fly away. I had bonded with my baby robins. I tried to care of them and make sure the hawks or cats did not get them. Now my babies never call, they never write . . . .

16 comments:

Janine said...

wow so love the picture of the bird..hehe nice one..

my twisted post is up.hope to see you there..

http://pinay-wife.com/2008/04/twisted.html

Frances said...

Wow, those pictures are great! Wonderful choice.

Mine is up if you want to take a look.

http://afinefrenzy08.blogspot.com/2008/04/photohunt-twisted.html

Karen said...

Those are beautiful! The nests are so intricate. Great "twisted" photos!!!

Karen said...

LOL! Isn't that always the case? You raise them from nothing, watch them fly away and then ... nothing. *grin*

Robins build a nest every year in the crook of our gutter near a window so we get to watch a new family being born every year. It's so fun to watch them grow and being fed.

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Dorid said...

awww.... how sweet!

http://theradula.blogspot.com/2008/04/photohunt-twisted.html

Liza said...

awww! this is one of my favorites! so sweet :) i played!

Petunia said...

So cute! How did you mnage to come so close up and not scare the parents?

Love it!

John said...

Those pictures are great! Good choice.

andrée said...

This absolutely is my favorite PH this week. This is fantastic, and what an experience you had!

Wirelessbliss said...

awwww... we had some of those last summer. After I got home from my first day at work, they're gone. they might have thought i left them, that's why they left me, too..without even saying goodbye ;)

check out mine here and tell me what you think :)

Sarge Charlie said...

nice photos, mama at work

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

These are amazing photos! What a great way to start spring!

i beati said...

great images

Katney said...

What a wonderful post. I missed it because there are so many to try to see on Photo Hunt day.

Mec said...

am envious of the nest pics... i've always wanted to take pictures of one but never seem to actually see one that isn't already destroyed... :)


btw, my twisted is here

Random Ramblings said...

very cool pics! how i wish i can have a tree near my room so i can wait for a robin (or any bird) to build its nest on it.