Monday, April 27, 2015

Garden Guest: Robin Eggs

 The north side of our front yard is a certified  National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat.  Really!  We have a certificate!  You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit.  I have a series of posts to show you our Garden Guests.  If you would like to see more, click HERE to visit my Gardening Page
 
 
Have you ever heard something described as Robin's Egg Blue?  Well, these are robin eggs!  Four of them.  The nest is built in Mahonia bushes right outside a bedroom window.  The Mahonia berries are described as Robin's Egg Blue, and I would say they are pretty close!  ;-)
 
 
 Can you see the white window ledge and the nest?  The nest is just to the side of the window.  We can watch the parents coming and going from inside our house, but they are too far to the right to photograph them from inside.  When the parents were away from the nest, Handsome Husband set up a ladder and I quickly snapped a photo.

I've actually written about another bird in these very bushes before.  Click HERE if you would like to see it.

Now for some blogging music.  I gotta go with Fleetwood Mac since we just saw them in concert.  Here is The Chain.


What's happening in your back yard?

;-)  -Marci

15 comments:

  1. The most beautiful color ever!

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  2. The most beautiful color ever!

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  3. That's really neat. I love to watch the animals, birds, insects, etc., that come to our cabin. Our surroundings are natural forest so they have pretty much everything they need. I love it that the swallows eat all those pesky mosquitoes so they don't nibble on us. - Margy

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  4. Beautiful picture of nest with Robin Eggs. You have to love spring!. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  5. They're so beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party! Hope to see you again next week!

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  6. So beautiful, the nest in the midst of the Mahonia berries (first time seeing this kind of bush). I keep an eye out for the 2 cardinals that visit our backyard every morning, but I haven't seen their nest.

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  7. Those eggs are just stunning! Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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  8. Those eggs are just the sweetest! Oh, how I love Robins :) Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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  9. Oh my gosh! I had no idea that Robins Egg Blue meant that the real eggs were actually that colour...doh! Aren't they the prettiest thing ever. Mimi xxx

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  10. How neat just outside your window! Thanks for sharing at the HomeMattersParty

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  11. So neat and pretty color. Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

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  12. Awesome that you have created this nature back yard and gorgeous photos!

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

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  13. Hello, that is cool to see the nest so close by. The eggs are a lovely color blue. Sorry, I am just catching up after being away. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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