This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, June 20, 2011

robin nest

robin nest 111

I found the robin's nest. I knew it was near by. Turns out, its about 5 feet from my kitchen window. We've had four birds nesting in our 30 x 40 foot back yard this spring: a wren, house sparrows, cardinal and this robin.



Blogger Jody said...

I wish I could take pictures like you. This year a Titmouse family took up residence in our bluebird box. The babies were quite a thing.

June 20, 2011 11:15 PM

Anonymous Alan Moore said...

As I'm writing this I can hear 3 families of sparrows making one heck of a noise outside my bedroom window. I put up a sparrow box with 3 sections.

Outside, I've got pigeons, thrushes and blackbirds all starting to fledge.

Sounds great but I have to keep my two cats off them. They end up being grounded at home as they simply won't listen to reason!

June 21, 2011 9:07 AM

Anonymous Alison Kerr said...

Great photo! This year I am fortunate to have two robin babies right outside my kitchen window. It's amazing to watch them grow and develop. Unfortunately my male house wren did not find a mate yet to share his nest box. He hasn't given up though!

June 21, 2011 10:17 AM

Anonymous Cathy said...

I loved seeing your robin's nest. We had two nests under the deck off the dining room this spring. We waited to have the deck washed/sealed until the nests were empty. It was finished last week. Yesterday they started building again. It's the 5th year in a row we've had robin's. I'm so happy to see them every year. This is a good time to remind your readers that birds need water. My bird bath is "the place" to be in my neighborhood and I need to fill it twice a day. Please don't forget to give the birds a drink!

June 21, 2011 8:45 PM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

I was helped in the garden yesterday afternoon by an adult and fledgeling Robin. As I planted and weeded they were eager for the bugs to eat. As well as water, the RSPB here got BBC radio to report that we should make mud pies for Swifts, Swallows, Housemartins as the weather has been so dry they couldn't build nests.
Marian (LondonUK)

June 22, 2011 1:59 AM


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