Baby Birds : Sparrow & Robin

Not too long ago I’d posted about weeding a vine that was working itself up through tall grasses in the back of my yard by the porch.  I found a tiny sparrow nest there with eggs.

Yesterday  I went to check and they’d just started hatching…first two and then later on, all of them. How tiny and precious!

Not even really fully formed yet!

I have lived here for about 18 years now and every single year sparrows build a nest under an awning, and it is about 5 feet above me. I can get a few glimpses and shots of the babies but that is it. To have this little nest at chest level to see and watch and participate in is such a gift. No, I won’t check every day or bother the Mama very much…maybe once a week if that. I don’t want to scare her or anything.

Then today, we’d had storms and rain roll in all morning and in the early afternoon I took some kitchen scraps out to the compost area and there was a baby Robin just sitting in a flower pot next to it. I was just a foot away and the baby was not afraid or alarmed.

I went in for my camera and at that point the baby had jumped on to the ledge of the pot and was waiting for Mama to come and give some flight instructions :)

I don’t know about you but I just get a thrill when we can interact with Nature in any way, shape or form :)

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17 Responses to Baby Birds : Sparrow & Robin

  1. Ivani Vieira says:

    I love to observe the nature and watching the birds.
    Love your babies.

  2. Eileen says:

    Hello, the babies are just adorable. Love the sweet robin. Nature is grand, I love observing an form of nature. Happy Monday and have a great new week.

  3. barb says:

    oh how sweet!!! thanks for the lovely photos.

  4. Margie Miller says:

    How wonderful! I feel the same way.

  5. How can you tell the baby is a robin? I’m so jealous! I want to see eggs in a nest in my garden!

    By the way, do you know your comment wording is all messed up?

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Brenda I have no clue about the comment wording…viewing the 6-7 comments on my end they are legible? If anyone else is visiting or trying to comment do you see something? I can’t see it on my WP site that I work off of NOR when I just visit the site on the Net to view them?

      I knew the baby was a Robin because I’ve run in to them before and Mama was close by :) The neighbor has had a Robin’s nest there for a few years and the babies end up in my yard or theirs around this time :)

  6. Joyce says:

    Life is so fragile, yet so much of it manages to survive. Truly, “His eye is on the sparrow!” Your photo of the newborns is breathtaking!

  7. BillieBee says:

    So sweet. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Karen Beigh says:

    I recently purchased a quilt pattern that is called “Little Sparrow”. You blog title made me think of that.

  9. Actually, I can’t imagine not being thrilled at new life in this glorious creation. They look so helpless and fragile. And those mouths!!

  10. I was out working yesterday morning, dead tired from digging out two huge clumps of grass, but as I walked back to get tools, I saw the most beautiful hummingbird at my catmint. I didn’t have my phone with me and knew if I moved I’d scare it, so I just stood there and soaked in it. Yes, the beauty of nature is good for the soul.

  11. Karen says:

    glad the nest is where you can see it this time

  12. Debby Ray says:

    Yes, Deb…this is the kind of thing that thrills me too. You managed to get some amazing shots of these precious babies!

  13. Judy Miller says:

    I love having my birds. I am filling the Baltimore Oriole feeder twice a day now. They go through Grape Jelly faster than any kid I ever had!

  14. Robin says:

    Such sweet blue eggs. I don’t think I’ve ever seen sparrow eggs. We have a robin’s nest at the corner of our grape arbor that someone walks past every day. When I go through I pause and look at the mother robin sitting on the nest like she’s frozen. Then I go quietly away. We have a dove next in our wisteria, that’s never happened before. I agree that it’s such a treat. Thanks for commenting on my blog. The comments no longer come to my email account but I still appreciate you stopping by.

  15. Exciting times! I’m loving this journey and watching the sweet baby sparrows, thanks for taking us along.

  16. How special that they choose your place for nesting! What brilliant photos.
    Wren x

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