Robins by the garage door

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    We have a pair of Robins nesting right next to the back door to the garage. So, I thought I'd take a few pix and share them. If the eggs hatch I'll try and get some pictures of the chicks.

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    gosh! they look like easter eggs.. how beautiful.
     
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    For about another 10 days, then they turn into the ugliest little chicks you ever saw!
     
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    I have them under the overhang here and I came home once last year when the babies were doing something on the grass with the mother, maybe learning to get worms or something. I just walked up my sidewalk and that mother was screeching at me and flying around trying to protect her babies.

    I was wondering how you got those shots with her around.
     
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    Would you be willing to take one of the eggs and crack it open so that we could see the developing chick?
     
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    So cute! I'm showing these pictures to my kids. If you have a videocamera, it would be nice if you could videotape the little chicks when they hatch.
     
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    My kids would never forgive me.
     
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    Mom basically just sits on the eggs while Dad gets the chow. When I walk past they simply fly away, presumably because the eggs aren't worth defending.

    When they hatch however, it's a different matter. They dive bomb anyone or anything that comes close. The dogs are in for a rough few weeks.
     
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    So long as it doesn't turn into a Hitchcock movie I'll see what I can do.
     
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    BREAKING NEWS...... (I'm starting to sound like DavidS)

    3 eggs hatched. Don't like to take pix now as I'd have to use the flash. Will see if I can get them in the morning.
     

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