I just became a mother! (new babies!)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by NellaBean, May 13, 2009.

  1. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

    Mar 4, 2009
    Broodyland, TN
    My Coop
    Or not.

    Can I be a godmother? Foster Mother? ADOPTIVE MOTHER?

    I added hanging baskets to my covered front porch recently. Within a few days, a little bird had claimed one for her own. She built a perfect little nest....and one day....


    Two eggs!

    And then the next day....


    Three eggs!

    And then the next day....


    Four eggs!

    And then the next day....


    Five eggs!

    And then the next day........


    Apparently five were enough for her......This was on May 3rd.

    Been checking....still nothing....



    And then today!!

    10 days later.....




    There are at least two hatched....they are SO TINY.

    I'm so excited!

    I have no idea what kind of birds they are....small ones, ha ha ha. Some sort of wild finch or sparrow sized bird?
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2009
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Oh my goodness!!! I love the way you did the pics progressively. HOW SWEET!!!! [​IMG]
  3. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2007
    aww [​IMG]
  4. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    Thanks for taking those amazing pics and sharing. How sweet!!!
  5. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    Oh how fun! That bird definitely had an eye towards aesthatics when she built her nest, can't pick a prettier spot for a nest than flowery basket [​IMG]
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:How about "plant with birds nest owner?"
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    [​IMG] awww! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    I vote for Fairy Godmother. You get special powers that way.

    Very cool pictures! Do you know what kind of bird it is? That is the tiniest nest ever if those are normal sized petunias!
  9. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Dont robins lay those color of eggs?
  10. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

    Mar 4, 2009
    Broodyland, TN
    My Coop
    Yes those are normal sized petunias. The nest is tiny and perfect.

    You know those easter "robin eggs" that you can buy? I think they are gumballs shaped like eggs? That is the same size as these. So imagine how teeny tiny the babies are. The eggs were the size of a finger tip.....tiny tiny tiny. Imagine a baby bird the size of your finger tip.

    SO CUTE.

    I don't know what kind of bird the momma is. She is plain.....I only ever see her head peeking through the flowers.....as soon as I get closer she flies off. Usually she stays away in a neighbor's tree if I am outside. Today, even when I was watering the other hanging baskets, she kept flying back....now I know why!

    Fortunately she picked a good place to have her nest. We have had such torrential rains for the last few weeks straight......and high winds.....she was safe under the edge of the covered porch through it all.

    (excuse the porch clutter and dirt yard....its all a work in progress!)

    She is in the one to the very left here

    To the right of the "doorway" of the porch. Pretty safe place if you ask me.

    Smart bird!

    Another bird picked a bush NEXT to the porch....and with the heavy heavy rains and high winds, the nest fell out or was knocked out.


    No eggs from her [​IMG]

    These nests are amazing though.

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