Before leaving for Hilton Head, I found this in the garden:
Right in the middle of one of our tomato plants.
Yesterday, while I was out picking these bits of beauty:
I found this:
I have yet to actually see Mama bird, so I don't know what kind of birds they are. (My knowledge ends with, "Robins lay blue eggs.") I have no doubt, though, that Mrs. Random, nerd that she is, will be all over this one and within hours will have the name of the bird for me, despite the fact that I called her a nerd. :)
Between our new chicks, these adorable creatures, the birds eating our dogs' food, and the turkeys in the front yard (which we saw yesterday, dangerously close to our house)...
I was about to say how we can now change it from "Year of the Broken Bones" to "Year of the Bird", but I realized as soon as I typed it, I wasn't about to tempt fate. The way our luck runs, the moment I dubbed it so, our farm would turn into a horrible Hitchcock movie, with us being attacked by turkeys and chickens and hawks and Jewish vultures* and robins and whatever else birds we have flying about the place. Year of the Broken Bones it is.
Have a lovely day!
*I realized not everyone has read/remembers the post when I decided to vultures around here are Jewish. Basically, I have seen them eat everything except a dead pig. Being Jewish is the only reason I can see for not eating pork.
I am putting aside the comment which was meant (not really) to be hurtful and I have researched it for you. I *believe* they are mockingbird eggs...they lay blue eggs with brown spots. But, robins lay white (sometimes leaning towrd bluish) eggs with brown spots...so the question is this: HOW blue were they? Not criticizing your photography work in the slightest (I wouldn't DREAM of it) but it's kind of difficult to tell. At the rate they are certain to grow, we shall know within about 10 days what you've got. Or, of course, if you see the mama before that, it might be a big clue right there. Maybe.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much. I knew I could count on you. :)Delete
Cripes, just be glad she took pictures and didn't draw and color a picture! (O_o)Delete
I hope for your sake they are robins and not mockingbirds. Silly mockingbirds sing at night, and by "night" I mean late at night, when I like to sleep. However, mockingbirds nest closer to the ground than robins, so Mrs. Always Random is probably right.ReplyDelete
I'm sure the mockingbirds won't bother us. Can't imagine they're louder than the dogs' barking all stinkin' night long.Delete
Awww I hope they are! Robins are cool, but I've never seen a mockingbird before. The last song I sing at night to Niece and Neff is 'Hush little baby don't say a word, Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird' - I thought they were just a construct for the song and literally just found out from Mrs Random that they're a real thing! How completely awesome.ReplyDelete
And I see what you mean - that's a LOT of tomatoes :D
Muslims don't eat pork either. What a shame as they are missing some good eating.ReplyDelete
Love the baby birds. Too cute. And I want that tomato please. Love fresh tomatoes.
Have a terrific day. ☺
I didn't know that!Delete
You are welcome to them. Just stop by!
Ha only you would say, keep the broken bones we just don't want the birds :)ReplyDelete
We get turkeys all the time, until hunting season. Then they seem to disappear from my yard. I think they know they are surrounded.
Hahaha! Am I really the only one? :)Delete
Are they smart and disappear, or do they disappear because they're caught? I would love to get turkeys more often. This is the first time we've had any.
Awww, nekkid baby birds!ReplyDelete
I thought about you this week when my daughter came thisclose to needing an x-ray of her foot (badly bruised, but not broken).
Whatever you do, don't go to the emergency room!!! :) And I'm a bit disconcerted that you think of me when someone (maybe) breaks a bone.Delete
Would you rather I thought of you when I saw a pig?Delete
I thought Jewish vultures were like, a thing. I'm so gullible.ReplyDelete
The baby birds are precious!
Hahahaha! I'm glad I put that in there, then. :)Delete
Baby birdies! Aww, I'd be tempted to pat them, even though I know it's a really bad idea and the mother would probably reject them.ReplyDelete
It is hard not to touch them. Especially when I wanted a photo of them with their mouths all open. :)Delete
Mom either feels extremely secure in your garden or is wigged out that her nest fell out of somewhere?? That brought up a sad memory of when my best friend and I found some robin eggs at the bottom of a tree in my yard when we were 7 or 8. We had another friend with an incubator, but it was already in use, so we went to my bestie's house and put the eggs in her bed and turned on the electric blanket. That didn't work so well. :(ReplyDelete
Nope, couldn't have fallen out of anything. No trees anywhere nearby.Delete
Oh, that story is so sad and so hilarious all at the same time. I'm sorry you didn't get to be a mama bird. I think. :)
You best be careful about those Turkeys, they can be aggressive sometimes, especially if having babies I think.ReplyDelete
I had a pair in my neighborhood and one would just chill on our apartment steps and sit there like... all day. I dunno if he wanted in or what, but definitely used them as a public toilet.
They also would peck at cars when seeing their reflection in them.
I found out they came at some tenants a few times too when trying to get in their cars. Someone even printed up a "What to do..." document in the event of aggressive turkey attacks!
dun Dun DUN!
On a side note: those tomatoes look delicious!
Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink