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Babies!

Hurray!  The eggs have hatched!

When I came home for lunch today, I noticed parent bird standing up in nest and looking down.  I wondered if something was going on underfoot, and when she/he flew off, I climbed the ladder and took a quick pic.  



Look at that little arm thrown over the last egg.  How cute.  We'll see if the last egg hatches, sometimes they get thrown out of the nest.

So it takes approximately 21 days to hatch robin eggs.  I first noticed the bird sitting on 4/14, eggs still there on 4/27, and babies 5/4.  
Ain't nature wonderful?  

And here's a bonus pic of the frog that lives in mom's ditch by the road.  He's a big one, about 3 inches long.
I tried to get closer, because it was chilly out today and sometimes you can get pretty close to amphibians when it's cold.  But, no go.  He hopped in the culvert. 



 

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lightningscythe
May. 4th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
Chickies! They're so fluffy~

Woah that's a big frog :o
mdnytryder
May. 5th, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
They get fluffier, give 'em a couple weeks. Nowhere near as cute a puppies!

Yep, pretty good size.
eerian_sadow
May. 5th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
yay for ugly bird babies and fat ol' frogs! :D those are happy, wonderful things! :D
mdnytryder
May. 5th, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
'Tis the season!
xxsomeoneelsexx
May. 5th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
Yaaaay, baby birds! I love them so. Today I accidentally terrified a family of quail while taking a walk. |D

How long does it take robins until they can fly?
mdnytryder
May. 6th, 2011 01:00 am (UTC)
Quail! How cool. I've never seen one in real life.

Well, looking at last year's birdie posts, there were babies on 8/8 and they flew the coop on 8/18. I guess they grow up quick. :(

autumnconstance
May. 5th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
BABIES!! So cute and fluffy. 83
mdnytryder
May. 6th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
Babies are cool. Birds, that is.
autumnconstance
May. 7th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Exactly. XD
mewsing
May. 5th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
Baby birdies!!! :D
mdnytryder
May. 6th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
I'll be posting more pics, prob tom'r.
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