Mother Robin and Her Family

May 25, 2009
Moving your houseplants outside for the summer has always been a tradition with many gardeners. This mother Robin decided to take advantage of building her nest in a potted Weeping Fig tree (Ficus Benjamina) on the porch. She built the nest about 4 feet up from the ground in the tree giving us a birds eye view of her new family of four.

May 25, 2009
May 25, 2009

May 30, 2009

May 30, 2009

Check back for future photos of mom and the kids.
Happy Gardening!
The Creative Gardener


What great pictures and how nice she picked a spot that you could see the nest from :)
Tatyana said…
Oooh, so cute!
Janet said…
Hi Debbie, I think Momma Robins everywhere find some of the most bizarre places to build a nest. Nice it was in a place you could watch the babies grow.
lynn'sgarden said…
Hi Debbie,
We brought out the umbrella a few weeks ago for the patio and when I went to open it last week, a nest fell out! How did they build it so quickly? Needless to say, all the tiny eggs smashed on the table...I was heart broken! Wasn't blue like a robin's egg but peach with spots and teeny tiny...poor mother bird is wondering "What the Hell...." Great photos of this family!!
Joanne said…
Lovely photos