Sunday, May 31, 2009

Robin family update and Video!!

Thank you so much for all your Wonderful comments Everyone!!..... Quite a few of you have ask for updates on this little family...and of course I am so happy to share!!
I have two more videos for you to enjoy...... one is a little graphic......so I'd like to share a little info about what you are seeing in the first video.
Just about every time a baby robin eats ....he poops. That makes for a pretty dirty nest!!...so the parents have to keep it clean in a very unique way. The baby robins poop is contained in a strong mucus bag...so the mother can carry it away in her beak with out it breaking....LOL...disposable diapers for birdies!!....Within seconds of feeding the baby robin poops...whichever parent robin has fed them also takes the waste away immediately ...keeping the clean nest.
When the baby robins are young...there is hardly any bacteria in the waste...it is mostly food....the worms and such that the parent robin feeds....so it is okay for the parent to injest it. Once the babies are a little older though.....it contains more bacteria.....so the parent carries it 20-50 yrds away and drops it in flight!! (more info about about all of this right here).
** This information was shared from the "Journey North Website". Be sure to check this very interesting and informative site out!!**
One of the most Amazing things I've noticed about all this....is that the Mother and Father share the work load. They take turns doing everything....Wow!! talk about modern day families...right?!! Today they were both flying around in the back yard.....it looked like they almost collided at one point and were talking like crazy....LOL...it almost looked like they were having an argument....Could it be????..............
Enough of my babble ....onto the video...double click to see the videos even larger.
Can't view it?.. click here This 2nd video is just of the Robin babies.....It's really Cute...cause the baby on the right will give the baby on the left a little lick......When I first saw this I was Amazed....to be sure the robin actually licked the other...I watched it on my camera in slow motion...Unfortunately I don't know how to show it to you all in slow motion....So just Watch carefully!.........This so reminds me of my son's little dog Chewbacca .....He's such a little licker and whenever he first comes over....he gives our dog Buddy a lick hello on his face....Which irritates the heck out of Buddy.....Haa haa ha!! Thanks for looking Everyone!!....Enjoy!!
Can't view it?...click here

40 comments:

Michelle said...

Isnt it wonderful to watch the little lives of these birds? I was amazed last year by how quickly the little ones learn to fly. About two weeks! Then the mother came back and used the nest again!
Love your designs by the way, but the bird photos are fab!

alina said...

Lovely, Ila, thanks for sharing! I really had no idea that the birds can keep their nests clean in that way!
Hugs, Alina

Penni said...

Wow - how lucky are you to have such beautiful birds in you garden.

You're so lucky that they carry on their daily activities whilst you film them.

It's wonderful to see such beautiful wildlife in this world of hustle & bustle.

Keep up the good filming, I want to see them grow up and fledge.

Hugs
Penni
X

Sue said...

Wow Ila, more fabby footage, thanks for the wonderful information too, this is just amazing to watch,I think you should send it to your local TV station, this is much better than our nature watch programme we have here! Happy Twitching! Sue xx

Beth Norman said...

Very cute. I love how you added the captions in the first video. You're a wizz with the camera and editing. TFS. Very interesting.

chelemom said...

Nature is so amazing! Loved watching the video.....thanks for sharing!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

I have so enjoyed this update of those robins! what wonderful photos and i feel quite lucky to have been able to share this with you! hugs Linda x

Marja Sch said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely video's with us and for your visits and so very nice comments on my blog. We are having very lovely weather today and had a walk along the beach. Tommorow we will pickup our son(20 years) from the airport. He has lived and studied for 5 month in Egypte-Cairo. It will be so nice to have him home again. Wishing you a very nice week hugs Marja

6 wacky women said...

Your videos are awesome, Ila.
So interesting how they keep their nest clean, I really didn't know that. TFS this wonderful part of nature. Layla (our boxer)got pecked the other day by a mother bird teaching her 4 little ones to fly...on our patio no less. It was too funny...poor Layla, she didn't know what hit her...lol!!

Have a great day..
Karen x

dpkennedy said...

Ewww! Okay, it's totally fascinating, but eeewwww! LOL! Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful pictures and videos! Ah, the miracle of life! Beautiful!

Cheryl Joshua said...

Love your story Ila and very interesting,you are going to be so sad when they leave!!!
Hugs xx

Danielle said...

Wow Ila - now I feel so much more educated on the feeding & toilet habits of robins, lol! Beautiful videos! Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs, Danielle

Christine Riley said...

What a lovely picture and video, how sweet these little ones are :)
Hugs, Christine

Lynne in NI said...

Oh how sweet are your little birdies! I think I'd be glued to them 24/7! Thanks for sharing!

Jeanette said...

OMG!~ Ila, you are educating me! This is fascinating. I am going to show this to my boys once the older two get back from school! We have a RObon's nest in the front of our house between the roof and the top of the downspot and another in a house in a tree but we aren't close enough to see what goes on! Thanks sweetie! Hugs Jeanette

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my these are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!
Have a great week!
hugs
kim x

Carole said...

Absolutey fabulous video's Ila...you have another talent!
The birds are so wonderful. My blue tits are still in the box opposite the kitchen...they should be fledging any day now.
Hugs
Carole x

Velta said...

OMG!!! Ila this was like going to the movies...okay...so I did...but your explanation of the robins and the poops and all was fantastic. You learn something new every day :) TFS!!

Alex said...

Oooh, these pics are wonderful Ila - they are just the cutest little things!! Sorry I have been MIA, this prepping for the new job has me all out of whack - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Michelle said...

AMAZING videos! Thank you so much for sharing, & the info about the poop is so interesting (never thought I'd say those words, lol). I never ever knew that! Those babies sure are cute....those little mouths open are so adorable...how do you get anything done? I'd be watching them 24/7!

Michelle said...

AMAZING videos! Thank you so much for sharing, & the info about the poop is so interesting (never thought I'd say those words, lol). I never ever knew that! Those babies sure are cute....those little mouths open are so adorable...how do you get anything done? I'd be watching them 24/7!

Carolyn King said...

oh my gosh...amazing footage and information. I am so showing this to my kiddos in the morning!!!!

Claudia Rosa said...

hahaha.. soooo cute.
i will show my boys too Ila,
thanks hun for your kind comments on my blog
xx

Maria Jesus said...

Ila, love the videos. You are funny with the comments on the videos :) :)

My daughter said, mom is kissing their babies ahhhh LOL

have a good day.

MJ

Diane said...

TFS Ila! I had never seen that!
So neat!!!

Allison said...

My kiddos loved your birdie vids! Thanks for all the "interesting" info on their digestive habits...ha!

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

awww how lovely they are!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Great videos! I luv the video captions! They are sooo cute!

xoxo,
Lori

Curt in Carmel said...

What awesome videos and photos Ila! This is so amazing and your video editing is darling! Thanks so much for sharing such cool stuff! Best, Curt

Claudia Rosa said...

hello dear Ila, thank you for your kind comment today xxx
hugs
claudia

Risa said...

Hello Ila,
Thanks for sharing this awesome video! I've been keeping up with Robin's journey and it is amazing to watch them as well as reading about them. TFS!!!!
hugs
Risa:)

Carla said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to share this, Ila! I love birds!

Maria said...

What an interesting story about the Robins. How sweet that the parents take such good care of their young ones and that mom and dad work together. Wish it was more cooperative among humans, huh! I'd hate for the poop to land on me when mom is dropping it in flight! LOL!

The birdies are adorable. I couldn't view the video . . .I'll stop by later to take a look at it!

Maria

Shirley said...

This is wonderful and thank you for all of the information too! I have blog candy if you are interested.

Lilian said...

Hi Ila! I hope you are doing great! Thanks for sharing your videos with us. We do not have birdhouses here so your video was very informative to me. I will be sharing it with my 10 yr old nephew who loves to read and watch any animal related books and videos.

Thank you too for leaving such a warm comment on my blog. To receive a comment from such a talented artist as yourself is such an honor. :) Thank you! :)

Donna Baker said...

these videos are so neat-what a wonder of nature for you to be able to witness! hope you're enjoying your creative break still! thank you for visiting my blog, I appreciate it!

Paula said...

WOW - I'm just loving this. This is very educational also! Really looking forward to the next installment!
Paula :)

Desire Fourie said...

Paula, this is my first time visit here in blog land, and I am truly glad that I found you. Your creations are gorgeous and being a nature lover living in South Africa, I truly enjoyed this story on the Robin family and have learnt so many new facts about these birds. We also have Robins frequenting our indigenous garden here in Johannesburg and I can spend hours looking at them ... they are really such happy birds. TFS. Hugs from Desire

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Lovely videos Ila--does make me glad in a way that I am not a mama robin--not to keen on that kind of housecleaning (lol)! The babies are really sweet--you're so blessed to be there in real time to see them grow up! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Sarah

Arwen said...

Lucky birds =) They're so cute.

xoxo Arwen

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