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From the kitchen window

This robin's nest is about 4 feet from our kitchen window, so we've had a ringside seat to the whole process, from mama bird's building of the nest to this stage. Now things have gotten to the nerve-wracking phase, where there's a great danger of the little ones (there are three in this batch) falling out and ending up as a tasty bite or two for one of the neighborhood cats.

I've resisted the temptation to take pictures up till today, since Mother Robin does seem to be aware of our presence and activity level. Figured a couple of shots wouldn't hurt though, especially when she was off seeking food for the demanding little guys.

Incidentally, the difference in color balance between this shot and the other is most likely because I removed the window screen for this one.

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Taken on May 10, 2008