Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The culprits....at home...


As it turns out, the commotion and loud singing before dawn belongs to a pair of North American robins ...as I alluded to in my recent "bird saga" post. Last year the mockingbird was very loud but had an amazing repertoire of arias. The robins only have one aria in their repertoire which they repeat for hours.


A bird on the roof is loud. Birds outside the window are LOUDER. Imagine our surprise when we saw this directly over the bedroom window three feet away from the bed!



She isn't always in the nest and I discovered why after a little research. They lay one egg per day but don't stay in the nest until all the eggs are laid....probably 3-5 eggs. Why? So they will all hatch the same day!

On the other hand she may have laid unfertilized eggs. We will have to wait and see. As far as I have read, if there is 14 days before hatching and another 14 before they leave.



You have to admit it is a PERFECT spot...out of sight and danger with plenty of room. A penthouse with a deck! We had plans to power wash the house, but they are now on hold.



Spring finally is here. The lilacs are going to open today and there are leaves on some of the trees. A late spring but oh, so pretty...and so very loud at 3:30 a.m.!


As always,

enjoy the day!

4 comments:

Shelley said...

She picked a beautiful spot indeed...love the blue of your house....blessings

crimsoncat05 said...

what a perfect spot for a nest! (perfect for her; maybe not so much for you!!)

Flutterby Patch said...

The perfect spot indeed but sounds like they are noisy pair of birds. We have one paticular noisy chaffinch who repeats his monotonous song early every morning (drives us mad). British (Christmas card style) robins thankfully sing the sweetest notes, my favourites in the entire garden.

jim-brecht said...

She is so sweet! I can almost see a little bonnet on her head and some knitting needles and yarn tucked down in the nest. Yes- the perfect home- lots of room for standing about as well. My goodness but it's tidy too...where are all the leaves and cobwebs and roaming spiders that you find on most homes? She is a lucky lady!!