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May 17, 2011

My Ugly New Neighbors

Filed under: Nature — Laura R @ 8:18 PM

It was only a week ago that we noticed new construction in the neighborhood,
although I think it had actually been going on longer.

They built on a path I travel many times a day.    I guess I did not look up.

I tried to get a peek inside to find out something about the new neighbors

 but I was timid, not wanting to be too intrusive.

Later, a better view


  but still not easy to see.

I started looking around and noticed more  new construction.

This home is  mainly functional, less decorative,  also less secure.


A larger family is occupying this dwelling.

We had a cold and wet weekend.  I did not disturb the new neighbors until yesterday.

Inside the higher nest


View into the lower nest


I have fears about how well the larger family will fare.

 I can keep my barn cats inside for a while longer but there are other animals that would enjoy a free meal.

In visiting the blogosphere I came across this wonderful post about other baby birds.  Please visit Fat Cow Studio.

Linking up to 

Outdoor Wednesday  

Seasonal Sundays   

Whassup Wednesday party.  Please go give Kara  some support.
She is in pain after  accident and illness but still keeps the party going.

Since the birds crafted these homes themselves  we are linking up to Whatever Goes Wednesday   

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Friday 

In My Neighborhood photo theme BLUE



  1. Oh so sweet! I hope they can survive!

    Comment by Linda @ A La Carte — May 17, 2011 @ 8:27 PM

  2. Oh my!!!How sad to think what might happen since they are so low.

    Comment by Cassandra — May 17, 2011 @ 8:29 PM

  3. I’ll never understand why birds build low and out in the open like that. You’d think instinct would put them higher or more sheltered. I hope they make it, too.

    Sunday a hawk had killed a full grown blue jay in my back yard. Or had him there whether that’s where he killed him or not. The other blue jays were upset. I was too. We live in a neighborhood with yards, not fields, not woods. And our back yard is full of pool. I was amazed and horrified at the same time.

    Comment by Wanda @ Just Vintage — May 17, 2011 @ 8:47 PM

  4. How lucky to find 3 robins nest! I wonder why they build them so close to the ground, I have seen that too, and the outcome is not pleasant 😦 maybe they are 1st time parents & do not know? keep us posted on your new neighbors!

    Comment by GrammyMouseTails — May 17, 2011 @ 10:42 PM

  5. These birdies are sooo cute! Thanks for shareing!

    Comment by Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage — May 18, 2011 @ 10:24 AM

  6. Wow! I wonder why they built it so close to the ground.I hope they will all survive! Last year we had a baby mocking bird that kept falling out of the nest somehow…landing on the soft grass below…and we kept picking it up and putting it back…nature amazes me!

    Comment by Linda — May 18, 2011 @ 10:26 AM

  7. Oh, those beautiful blue eggs! Gorgeous photos, thank you for sharing these. Protect those little birdies!

    Comment by Van — May 18, 2011 @ 11:52 AM

  8. Baby birds are just so ugly. LOL Sweet, yes, but ugly. I hope they survive. I hate to see nests so low to the ground.

    Comment by Diann @ The Thrifty Groove — May 18, 2011 @ 12:19 PM

  9. I’m laughing @ Diann’s comment… LOLOL They are sweet!!! I’m so bummed – a slithery slimy creature got my neighbors… there were only two eggs, but…

    *sniff* I’m going to watch your neighbors grow!!!

    ;-D robelyn

    Comment by robelyn — May 18, 2011 @ 1:10 PM

  10. oh dear. that might not have a happy ending…

    Comment by TexWisGirl — May 18, 2011 @ 2:08 PM

  11. I love the eggs, so pretty.
    Last year I did a post on the nest that was under my deck. I worked hard all Spring to keep them safe and watched them hatch and fly a little. Then one day my dog got one – I was so sad. They didn’t build there this year, thankfully. I hope yours stay safe.

    Comment by Laura — May 18, 2011 @ 4:12 PM

  12. I’ll keep my fingers and toes crossed that they will survive! See you next week.
    Joyce M

    Comment by Joyce M — May 18, 2011 @ 6:35 PM

  13. Hehe-this was not what I was expecting when I read the title!
    I hope the occupants survive! Great pictures:)

    Comment by Jen — May 18, 2011 @ 9:15 PM

  14. So precious! Love seeing things like this. It gives me hope..
    Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Suzanne — May 19, 2011 @ 2:02 AM

  15. Great pics! Love the baby birds with their open mouths! Our baby house finches are no longer in their nest. I’m hoping they were pushed out of the nest, not someone’s dinner. Our robin’s eggs haven’t hatched yet, so we’re keeping an eye on them. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by laxsupermom — May 19, 2011 @ 9:21 AM

  16. I enjoy your writing style! Thanks for sharing your sweet baby bird pics!

    Comment by Brandi — May 19, 2011 @ 1:38 PM

  17. Wow! Great shots of the ugly little critters! They sure are funny looking without any feathers. Sort of like a plucked…chicken? haha!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on my vintage patio set. You asked about haggling…

    Although, we usually do haggle the price of craigslist items, this time, there was no haggling here.

    I could tell by her quick reply email that she was desperate for the cash. I was the first to reply to her listing and only a few hours after she posted and she was willing to hold it for us…I’ve never seen that to be the case with other new listings. At least not in our area. With that in mind, I would have felt too guilty to try to get it for less. Especially since she gave us the heavy duty umbrella stand too!

    Comment by Alison — May 19, 2011 @ 2:07 PM

  18. What great pictures! It is so much fun to watch them grow and learn to fly!
    I am enjoying reading your blog! I look forward to reading more.. Thanks for stopping by my blog

    Comment by Cindy — May 20, 2011 @ 8:13 AM

  19. How absolutely sweet!! 🙂

    Comment by Courtney — May 20, 2011 @ 8:55 AM

  20. Oh, how precious! Crossing my fingers that they survive!

    Comment by Meg — May 20, 2011 @ 10:53 PM

  21. Those hungry little mouths are so cute! Nice images!

    Comment by Honey — May 22, 2011 @ 7:30 PM

  22. I had not glanced through the SS icons yet when I added my post. I was late joining up – – – didn’t come in until this morning. Anyway – – – NOW I see that you are going to think I copied your robin nest idea, but I PROMISE I did not – – – we have the same variety of new construction and neighbors goin’ on here as you do! Only ours nested atop our patio light.

    Comment by Wisconsin Keetha — May 23, 2011 @ 1:44 PM

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