Saturday, June 28, 2008

Good Bye Baby Robins & HELP!!!!!

OK, this is the 4th time I've had to re-do this post... Breath in, breath out..... Computers, aghhhh!Craig woke me up at 7:00 this morning to tell me that the Baby Robins were flying the coop and if I wanted to say good bye to them I had better get up. Jordan took this photo yesterday of Momma feeding the babies.
When I opened the back door one of the two remaining flew off the nest into the driveway. He was hopping around and the Momma was frantically trying to lead him to safety. I decided to retreat so I didn't add more trauma to the situation. I sure hope these babies are OK the next few critical days. I read somewhere that 80% of baby birds do not live to their first year. I was shocked to read that, I would have thought that it was 50%.
This was the remaining lone baby bird. He soon flew the coop too.

When I was busy watching the birds Seadra found something on the side of the garage and was barking frantically. Had she found one of the babies? Then I remembered that Craig set the live trap. She was probably barking at one of the neighbors wild cats or a raccoon. I was wrong......
HELP!!!!! HELP!!!!!
I called my Dad. I told him to hurry over that we had a real emergency. All he did was laugh at me.


Pigeon said...

Oh No!

Ruby Bleu said...

I sure hope being trapped and Seadra barking didn't set them off! That's double trouble!

Jen said...

I had a skunk incident last summer..I'm still scared to go outside sometimes. It sprayed my dogs big time.
I always take a sniff before going out now, which is stupid, but I do it anyway.

Shellmo said...

Your robin babies are all "growed up" - awwwww!!
(Your skunk photo made me laugh! Run fast!)

Ben said...

SO, inquiring minds want to know - did oyu get "el stinko" out of the cage without any incident?

Margaret said...

Run! It's Pepe La Pew and his girlfriend!!!