Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Monday, June 10, 2019

Mr. & Mrs. Robin


Lately our adventures of sitting on the 
front porch . . .


Have been entertained by watching
a young couple move into the right-hand
top corner of our trellis above the gate.

Here's the proud Daddy . . . Mr. Robin.
 





Together they have been working hard
taking turns gathering nesting material.


Here's Mrs. Robin.
 

We are delighted that they choose our little trellis
to build their home.
We are looking forward to watching as their babies
are born and they teach them to fly 
and leave the nest.




Enjoying the simple pleasures of life,
One day at a time.
 
Keep Smiling!

Connie :)

58 comments:

  1. Yes, the best entertainment! I found a nest deep inside the branches of the blueberry bush last week. I just hope the family doesn't come back for a treat when the berries get ripe. ;)

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    1. I know I have to hang flashy metallic flags in mine to keep the birds from eating them :) I don't have them up yet. They are on my to do list this week.

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  2. Simple pleasures make my day and visiting your blog today was one of them, beautiful pictures.

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    1. Sometimes the simplest of things and bring much pleasure.

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  4. Wonderful view. Lovely to have front row seats to their nest making.

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    1. They are quite entertaining, just simple little pleasure:)

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  6. I love that you can watch them from your porch. We used to have a family of sparrows that arrived every year and built a nest in the same spot, but they haven't been here for about 5-6 years now. I like to think it was the same couple, returning home year after year. We would watch the babies hatch and then fly. It was wonderful. Wishing you and Steve a wonderful week full of God's blessings and appreciating the little things...like robins. They are the best pleasures of all.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  7. How nice to have a new Robin family move in to your property. And so nice you can watch them with ease from the porch and not disturb them too much.

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    1. I know, I don't want to even use the gate for fear of scaring them away.

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  8. What amazing photos, Connie! Thanks for sharing. xx

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  9. I used to have robins build their nest right near my front door until the year a cat destroyed their nest. It was such a joy to watch them though. Your robin family chose a lovely location to build their nest

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    1. I was thinking the same thing, a choice little spot of real estate:)

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  10. We enjoy watching the birds too. I think the most common bird I see around here is the Robin.
    So nice that you can watch them from your porch!

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    1. We seem to have more Robins this year than ever... They certainly are fun to watch.

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  11. They are so fun to watch! We had one do that a few years ago and I took photos from the nest building to the babys flying. So fun!

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    1. I hope to get pictures of the babies but I don't want to get too close and scare the parents away. I'm not sure all robins will react.

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  12. The simple pleasures of life are the best ones. I wish your Robins all the best in raising a nice family of baby Robins.

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    1. It will be fun watching them and seeing them teach their babies the fly.

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  13. Most time the simple things in life are the best...

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  14. How fun to have a nest of robins to watch! I don't have a lot of birds in my courtyard but when one visits it brings me great joy! Nancy

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    1. Watching nature whether it's animals or plants is so enjoyable:)

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  15. How wonderful you are both finding joy in the simple pleasures of everyday life as you sit there on your porch. I can just imagine the smiles Mr and Mrs Robin are sprinkling to your days♥

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    1. They are such busy little birds . . . it's fun watching them take turns going back and forth gathering for their nest.

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  16. This is delightful.I love watching birds.

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    1. They provide some sweet and simple enjoyment :)

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  17. Hi Connie- good going there to take the photos of Mr & Mrs Robin- delightful. For some years we had 'Black Birds' nesting about our house and 'Fairy Wrens' use to visit- I was hoping the 'Fairy Wrens' would make home here too. Best Wishes. KEV.

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    1. We have been having fun watching them gather and build their nests. Hopefully your wrens will return.

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  18. Connie, Bird watching is good fun and I love days on the porch. Praying that you and Steve are doing better. Taking one day at a time is the way...it's hard for me to remember this myself. LOL. Blessings to you both, xoxo,love, Susie

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    1. It is so good to know that we can pray for each other and hold each other up as we go through this chapter in our life's. Loving our sweethearts and being there for them while seeking the Lord's leadership, love and guidess.

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  19. What a sweet pair of robins :)
    We watched a pair of robins yesterday and the male had brought a female a worm.

    Simple summer pleasures :)

    ~K.

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  20. I love watching the birds in our yard. They are very entertaining!

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  21. They are a joy to watch. We had robins building their nests on our front porch last year. I could sit in the living room and watch them.

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  22. Robins are my favourite bird.
    So lovely to see your photographs.

    Blessings to you.

    All the best Jan

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  23. Love the robins making a nest in a corner of the trellis above your fence! Great shot of Mrs. Robin collecting nesting material!

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    1. Hi Sandra, thanks for stopping by . . . Wishing you a happy day sweet friend.

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  24. Hi Connie, nice to meet you, thank you so much for stopping over leaving a comment, and following along. It's always a joy to me a new blogging buddy. We had a momma & baby Robin visit every day, it was fun to watch the baby learn and grow to be on it's own. Your home and yard are lovely. I'll be back to read more...

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    1. Welcome . . . It is always a pleasure to make a new blogging friend.

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  25. Hi Connie, Neat photos of the robins! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. And thank you for popping in to say hi. Wishing you a lovely sunshiny day.

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  26. Oh how fun, it is better than tv isn't it, love to see the things they pick to use for their nest and always fun to see little ones grow and leave the nest.
    Enjoy!

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  27. Awe, how sweet...I am glad they are building right where you guys can enjoy them. Beautiful photo's.

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  28. They sure did find a spot that was hidden! I was worried that a big wind might blow their nest away! But looks like they took care of that! We had birds making a little nest by our porch a few years ago, and I really enjoyed seeing them from our dining room window (or the porch). Three babies were there for awhile, and then one day, they were just gone. We are having HOT weather this week! Is already 92 today at 11:00 a.m. I'm not quite ready for it yet, but seems like this always happens here. Hope your weather isn't so hot and windy. Lots of wind here too. Thinking of you each and every day. Hugs... Marilyn

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  29. Hi Connie :) Oh the joys of spring and summer - to watch and hear the robins building their nests and having young ones! We had a robin's nest in our lilac tree last spring, so far we haven't seen any yet, but my ears are peeled for that familiar song!!!

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