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This is Her ! She decided She was going to build Her nest in the Wife's Spring Flower Wreath, on the front door !! When I finally managed to discourage Her, She just moved over to the bush, beside the porch ! Make no mistake about it, that's her evergreen bush ! I just love birds, & Robins are one of My favorites !







Then day before yesterday, I found these while She was gone for a bit.

 

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That's cool!

You must have an awesome camera. Those pics, and others you've posted are great. :cool:
 

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neat pics-------especially with your "cat" avatar keepin' cover and watchin' :)
 

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Very nice. We used to have Robins that nested on a high ledge inside our carport for a few seasons, but they haven't been back in a couple years. But we could watch their progress, it was great. Even had to steer a few young 'uns out from behind the trash cans in the carport out into the real world for the first time.
 

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Bountyhunter said:
That's cool!

You must have an awesome camera. Those pics, and others you've posted are great. :cool:

The camera is a Konica/Minolta Z-6. I really like it, because it is capable of taking even better pictures than I can manage to get out of it. It is fully adjustable, just like My old 35 mm. It does "Super Macro", down to 4 tenths of an inch. I've had it for about 2 years or more now. It's been a good camera, & I don't know if they are still making them, but I'd recommend them to anyone ! It does equally well in nearly all situations, lighting & distances. Here's a couple random pic's. I have in the files.
















 

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Great photos, Jim! That camera is a nice one for sure. But obviously you have a lot of talent in the pic department too. :cool:
 

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Hatched yet? We have too many cats in the neighborhood...birds are scarce, but I have 2 mockingbird nests in a small live oak....I'm about ready to make me a worm wire and help 'em get fat...with a mockingbird's attitude, if we could get 'em to grow bigger....we'd keep the cats down!!!
 

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Hatched yet? We have too many cats in the neighborhood...birds are scarce, but I have 2 mockingbird nests in a small live oak....I'm about ready to make me a worm wire and help 'em get fat...with a mockingbird's attitude, if we could get 'em to grow bigger....we'd keep the cats down!!!

We seem to have a lot of cats around too, & She is nesting about 3 feet off the ground. But, . . . So far so good. She has two little ones, & still has two un-hatched eggs. I hope they do OK, as it has been a little chilly here, & yesterday we had severe thunderstorms all afternoon, & evening, & all night long.

Oh Yeah ! We had Mockingbirds @ the old house, Years ago. They too, were in the bushes, right outside the front door. Our Cocker Spaniel got divebombed so often, He was a nervous wreck when we'd leave Him out into the yard. It got so bad, He would only go out the garage door very cautiously, & then take off for the back yard where He was safe from them.
 

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Awesome pictures. Comparing my pictures to yours, you are an artist. Let us know what happens with mommy robin and babies. I'd frame that moon shot. Thanks for posting.
 

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Well, Momma is doing OK. But only two of the eggs hatched, & they are doing great. You can almost see them growing each day. They have a lot of fuzz, & a few feathers right now. If She's away, I'll try to snap a pic. or two.
 

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Did she leave the unhatched egg in the nest or roll it out? It may hatch late...I've never seen a prettier blue in all my life....now tell me, why'd God make them blue????? Oops...eggs...as in two eggs...I forgot...till I went back to see them again...we had blue spruce trees all over our yard in Pa. as a boy...I'd lift up a branch and there she'd be, sitting on the nest....I'd let the branch down ever so easily...and she wouldn't even fly...I think birds are the reason I don't like cats....they won't leave them alone....
 

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When you're the artist...you get to pick the colors!!! Awesome....
 

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Bountyhunter said:
It's his favorite color.

He never told me that. You're definately special!
 

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sheepdog said:
Don't you mean "special" ?? ;)
Yeah, I guess, but that's how I thought I spelled it. Looks the same to me - OH :eek: ""quotation marks. Good-night everyone. :oops: :oops:
 

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special is nice...."special" is like "he rides the "special" bus...".... :twisted:
 
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