Thursday, May 24, 2007

Cardinal Chicks


We have had an exciting week. Yesterday, I had to rescue a baby robin out of our window well. The poor thing had fallen in and couldn't get out. When I leaned over to reach for it, I was surprised at all the robins swooping and chattering at me to get away at the baby. It was so frightened, but as soon as I removed it, the baby flew to it's parents. I don't think I've ever seen such a big flock of robins before. They were all sitting in the locust tree trying to encourage the little one to fly out.

Today, when I came home from work, I took a peak at the cardinal nest. Two of the eggs had hatched. There are two completely helpless little chicks and three eggs still to go. The chicks only had about 3 pin feathers on their heads. I'll bet by next week, they'll be covered in feathers. I'm going to have to keep a close watch on Snickers so she doesn't get at the little birds.


9 comments:

Balboa said...

My mommy says your a hero for rescuing a baby birdy.

Frenchie Kisses,
Balboa

Sharon said...

We love baby birds!
Snickers and Sharon

Boo said...

i was about to say don't let snickers get close then i saw your last sentence... good job sharon.

wet wet licks

Boo

Boo said...

no snickers, maggie and i have this so called "war" and have to talk nasty about each other through out the week. you can visit maggie's blog to see what she has to talk about me.

wet wet licks

Boo

Ben_Benjamin said...

Dear Aunty Sharon,

Im sure Snickers will never hurt the birdy...she is such a caring pup that taking good care of all her babies....

Dear Snickers,

I miss you so much dear....I wonder when can I visit you....

Oscar Airedale said...

Aw, good for you rescuing the baby robin. I saw a broken egg on the floor during my walk yesterday. Hopefully it was just an empty shell that had fallen from a nest.

Licks
Oscar x

PreciOus said...

The chicks look so, erm, naked. Hope they won't catch a cold!

Snuggle,
Precious

Billy said...

They are cute! You'll have to watch over them Snickers but carefully:)

BIG hugs from Billy Boo:)

Lorenza said...

Hi.
You are so nice to rescue that baby bird. Hope they are ok!
I am sure Snickers woudn't hurt one of those birds.
Have a nice weekend
Lorenza