Monday, June 5, 2023



Rise and Shine!

Mama Bird has risen and is out

looking for baby food.

She started with three


All 3 hatched but one baby

did not make it.

I found that baby in the driveway 

about 100' from the nest.

I looked it up and found out that

mother birds will carry 

a unresponsive baby away

from the nest so that  

predators are not attracted by

the smell of something that has died.

I never knew that about birds.


Eggs- 1 day old - 1 week old.

Cute as cute can be!

         I have been waiting to paint my porch 

and the door until they have 


I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful June week.

My 'boyfriend' and I will be hanging out.

He will be sleeping and I will be working.

Life is just not fair sometimes!

As you can see,

he likes to eat in bed and keeps

his bone(s) close at hand-er-paw.

your photo name


NanaDiana said...


Anonymous said...

I have to sign in as anonymous. Missy ,,,
glad your birdies are doing OK. It’s fun watching them grow. The porch can wait lol have a good week. Hugs

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Awwww! Those are so sweet. I did not know that about mother birds either. Don't you just love that colour - robin egg blue! -Jenn

MadSnapper said...

happy to hear your birds are doing well except of course the one discarded. beau sleeps with his head on his bones too. Love your precious boyfriend. Bob swears I love Beau more than I do him. well of course!

Cecilia said...

Wow, that’s interesting. I didn’t know birds would do that! Our dogs have it made, don’t they? Scruffy is the cutest!
Happy spring, Diana!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Seeing baby birds hatch is like watching a miracle unfold before our eyes. How wonderful. We used to have a robin that would make a next above the porch steps every year Mama bird was very protective and would make a lot of noise if we tried to walk on the steps. She thought of them as her territory. Hope you are enjoying the longer days and more sunshine there!

Tom said...

...the wait will be worth it!

jack69 said...

Thanks for an interesting read. We just happen to have a nest on our front porch. cannot see in the nest but can tell from looking up we have 3 there.
Interesting about the ones that do not make it, never knew that.
Sending love from down here in North Carolina for three more days then off again;
Sherry & jack

Chatty Crone said...

I did not know that about birds - it is sad, but it is smart at the same time. The photos were pretty though.

And you have a mighty sweet boyfriend there!

Kim said...

Animals are so interesting to watch. I don't think we give them enough credit sometimes. Nothing happens by accident, they are very measured in their actions and I think that mama instinct to protect is very strong. Enjoy the week with your cute boyfriend!! xo

Polly said...

Ohhh the babies are so sweet. I didn't know about mama removing a dead one, but it does make sense. Dear Scruffy keeping his valuables close by!! Rufus does the same with his toys:-)

Brenda Pruitt said...

He's so cute. I didn't know that about dead baby birds either. Good to know.

RachelD said...

So very sweet. I love seeing the babies birds. I did not know about mama bird carrying the dead baby away from the nest. it does make sense. Scruffy is so adorable. Happy future painting. xoxo

Red Rose Alley said...

aahh, those precious baby birds. Sorry to hear that one didn't make it. You know how much I love the birds (woodpeckers not so much, one is pecking at my house right now). Your post was delightful to me, Diana. And those blue Robin eggs are something else!

Have a pleasant week, Diana.


Latane Barton said...

Such sweet little birds. like children, they soon grow up and fly the nest!

Junkchiccottage said...

We had a Robin outside of my neighbors window on the second floor, I was amazed that how fast the 4 eggs hatched. She had 4 and then we watched the mom and dad robins feed them together. That was cute. After two weeks they were taught to fly and away they all went. I heard that Robins can have more than one set of eggs per season. So if you do not want her back you might want to removed the nest so you can paint out there. Have a good week. Hugs. Kris

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe, little birdies so cute. We have watched two sets of bird's nest lately with all the feeding to those little ones. Oh girl...PAINT! Marty and I neither like to paint and it's always a dreaded job for us. Wish my sister that LOVES painting was closer to you. I'd tell her to come paint it for you! LOL! Happy June. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Bill said...

What cute baby birds they are. So nice that you were part of their beginning.

Ginny Hartzler said...

What great photos of the nest and babies! It must be very close and within easy reach. Is it on your porch? the nests in front of our house never last very long, due to all the cats and larger birds. I didThot know this fact about Robins, how cool!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

How cute to have those baby birds and your boyfriend is so cute too. Have a happy June.

Terri D said...

I never knew that a momma bird would dispose of her unresponsive baby to protect the nest. How tragic and how interesting. Let us know when you get to paint!! xo

Mevely317 said...

Heartbreaking about the baby. Moving his/her body is a brilliant tactic ... who'd have guessed!

Ann said...

For years I had robins building nests near my front door. I always enjoyed watching the progress. One year a cat got the nest and they haven't been back to build another nest.

Bless said...

Aw, baby birds! How cute! I once had birds nest in my front porch light fixture! I couldn't turn the light on until the babies flew away and I could clean the nest!
Your "boy friend" is cute, too! :D

happyone said...

I didn't know birds did that either. Makes good sense.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Such sweet baby birds. I am sorry about the one who didn't make it, but what a smart thing to do to take it away from the nest. God gave the birds so much intelligence about these things. Amazing!! Love the cute doggy phot too. So sweet and angelic. LOL. Happy Summer.

Donna said...

I hate that the little baby bird didn't make sad.
And that's a mighty cute "boyfriend" you have

Lynne said...

Robin Chirpers Delight . .
Porch Sitting Watching Listening yesterday.
They were in full song!
Bet I have a nest around the yard somewhere!
I will check, camera phone in hand!

Lucinalva said...

Bom dia, Diana
Passando por aqui para conhecer o seu blog, lugar encantador. Os passarinhos são lindos, perfeita criação de Deus, um forte abraço.

Melanie said...

I love watching baby birds hatch. A few years ago, we had a robins nest in my hanging flower basket on the porch. Last year, we had a cardinal nest in the bushes right outside the kitchen window. I never knew that the mama bird would carry a dead baby away from the nest either.

Wanda said...

Love the bird nest and pictures. Last year we watch two doves build their nest on our window seal and layed 3 eggs, and we had a front row seat to see them hatch and momma feed them...then they were big enough to fly away!!
So fun to watch God's little birds.

Lowcarb team member said...

Shame about the baby bird, but it can be enjoyable to watch the birds.

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

It's fun to watch the birds as they progress, but not so fun when the momma dive bombs your head if she thinks you are too close to her nest! lol.
We have Wrens raising another clutch in the bird house on the deck this year. For little birds, they sure can sing LOUD!!
I didn't know about birds taking failing infants away from the nest.
Have a wonderful June!!

Lisa said...

I havnt seen any baby bird nest this year yet. We usually have one in the bushes by our bedroom window. I worked hard making them a gourd bird house but its empty too.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I have never seen robin eggs in the wild. So sweet! Thanks for finding me again on the blog! I appreciate your kind comment. J.

Tete said...

Cute birdies and your boyfriend looks like a bed hog. Got a couple of them myself. LOL Have a good day!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

It is not a bad life to be a bird lover. We have our purple martins, that are our favorite. Love to hear them gurgling and talking in the mornings. I thinkyour pup has a life of luxury to be able to sneak a nap and a snack at the same time!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

So sweet and they grow so fast it’s shocking!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Awwwww the little birdies! So precious in their nest. And what beautiful eggs. As for your boyfriend ... handsome, laid back, and obviously super smart. Haaahaha xoxo

Pam Richardson said...

I never knew that info about birds. I love seeing a nest with little birds chirping. We had a cardinal build a nest in rose bushes right next to our kitchen door. They were fun to watch. Have a wonderful week!

Ricki Treleaven said...

I learned something new today. And your boy friend is super cute! BTW Your blog is now finally updating on my feed, so I'm getting your knew posts now. YAY!

Yvonne said...

This is so clever and lovely to read. I'm glad you and your 'boyfriend' are doing well.

Theresa said...

SO cute! I have several bird nests around my house but they are WAY up high and I can't watch:( Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!