Grandma Barb’s This and That

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Yard Birds

The other day I caught this robin gathering stuff to make her second nest of the season.  She really had her mouth full.  I couldn't believe she could carry that much. These were taken through my screen door so they aren't the best quality.




I have several morning doves coming to my yard but this one is a lot lighter in color than the rest. And of course a grackle had to get in the act.


Up date.  TexWisGirl identified this dove as a eurasian collared-dove.  It has a different coo that you can hear here

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday Stop over and check out birds from all over.

Thanks for stopping.  I hope your week is going well.
Until next time

Barb

31 comments:

Beth said...

That is a truly busy robin! Great pictures!

TexWisGirl said...

the robin is adorable! :) i'm wondering if the lighter dove is actually a eurasian collared-dove. they're spreading further and further in their territory, but i don't see a ring on the back of the neck in this photo.

Vee said...

What a beak full! Wonderful captures...I'd hoped to participate in a photo challenge with the theme BIRDS, but I am having so much trouble with it.

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

That little Robin certainly was busy wasn't she!.. The doves are beautiful!

Buttons said...

I love watching them build. B

mick said...

Great photos - especially the robin. I hope she is successful in her nesting this time.

Karen said...

Oh the robin is precious. That's going to be a fine nest!

Renae Simple Sequins said...

We have wonderful birds in our yard, if our doggie is not noticing them, that is.

Robins, Doves, Finches and Quail. I love hearing the Doves.

Linda said...

That robin was quite busy...I loved all the bird pictures...I could watch birds all day!!

Neil said...

Great photos, the robin sure has a mouth full.

eileeninmd said...

Barb, great captures of the robin with the mouthful. The Doves are sweet birds. Great shots!

✿ chica said...

Fotos magníficas!Adorei! beijos,tudo de bom,chica

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fun shots of the robin gathering material!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I love that robin - what a hard worker it is!

Arija said...

I love the way we help each other out with IDs.
What an industrious Robin! The screen door makes the shots so nice and gentle.

Rose said...

Really nice captures!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

I like the effect the screen gave the shots. enJOYed the site with the sounds of the Dove. We have some of those around here as well.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

She really did have her mouth full! I love watching birds gather supplies for their nests.

bailey-road.com said...

That's a busy little Robin. Nice capture!

Leave It To Davis said...

That is one industrious robin! If I were hiring birds to build, I'd be calling her!

EG CameraGirl said...

Robins sure do work hard, don't they. Two or more families a year and they are so attentive with their young.

Debbie said...

i love to watch them build the all important nest!!

robins are sooooo fun to watch!!

Faye said...

A robin with a "moustashe"! Now that's an unusual shot! :-)

How are you, Barb? I hope things are better than earlier in the year. Have missed so much that's happened with blogger friends since my computer has been on the fritz for so long.

Deanna said...

I love that pic of the robin with her beak full of nest makins' Happy birding!!

Terri said...

Nice shots! I love the busy robin!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Great capture of the robin, Barb. He really does have a mouth full!

Karen Frost said...

What a sweet mother robin! And the dove is beautiful. I love the sound of doves cooing. Great photos! xo

Amy Burzese said...

Nice that you captured the Robin with its mouth full. TexWisGirl sure knows her birds, doesn't she.

andrea@townandprairie said...

I love the strength and weight of the nests robins make. They are always so compacted with mud, I am surprised that such a little bird can make such a structure. Alas, they don't always make them in the smartest places!

Ercotravels said...

Definitely, these birds are toiler and attempt to nidificate. Nice post at birds.

Stewart M said...

Nice set of pictures - I like the robins - they are very different to ours or the ones in the UK.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne