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RE: bad bird parent

We too have a nest of robins in a low level shrub at the base of the old
cottonwood tree.  I'm sure when I go to weed this weekend, they will be
displaying their best "wounded bird" routine and making a good deal of
racket, too.  They'll learn I don't bother them and calm down eventually.  I
am more used to seeing their nests 3 stories off the ground.  Hopefully,
daughter Rayna will be able to get some exceptional photos of the hatchlings
when the time comes.

At work we had a pair of Canadian geese roost next to the front door.  For
about three weeks, folks feared for their digits as the geese challenged
everyone trying to get into work.  I kept them at bay by opening and closing
my umbrella.  One woman read them the riot act and they backed off for a
short time.  No one can quite figure out why they nested where they did.
Luckily, after having the nest disturbed on a daily basis, they moved their
nest and laid new eggs in a grassy area where they are no longer in danger
or a menace. :>D



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of cathy carpenter
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 11:30 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] bad bird parent

Speaking of bird parenting, I have two really dumb robins. Both have 
decided to nest in really accessible areas - like about chest high in 
trees really near the house. And then get up shook every time I am 
working in the garden around the trees!
Just put the hummingbird feeders up, but so far none of the migrants 
have shown here.

On Thursday, April 24, 2003, at 06:28 AM, TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:

> I have pet doves as well as doves outside that nest.  Doves do leave 
> the nest
> on occasion for periods at a time.  It was alarming to me at first 
> also, but
> didn't seem to bother the eggs (eventual offspring) at all.
> Keep an eye on them and see if she comes back at all, if she 
> does....then all
> is well.
> If not...find a surrogate.  I'd take them for mine to sit on, but you 
> are a
> bit far away.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
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