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05 May 2009 @ 10:02 am
Updates & Birdy Pics  
Just wanted to say that Faith/Drusilla is with the beta and I expect to have Faith/Dawn up later in the evening. Does anyone have a Faith/Dawn icon or an icon of Dawn dancing at the Bronze in "Him?"

In other news, several weeks ago my downstairs neighbor caught sight of two mated robins building a nest on her fire escape. It's a perfectly round little nest, but such an unusual and rather exposed place for it! Every morning I stick my head out of my living room window to check up on her. Yesterday, she was off the nest for a few minutes looking for food and I caught a few pics the three, perfect robin-blue birdy eggs. Look!

   

This morning it's raining here in New York, so she had her wings spread out to cover the entirety of the nest. *happy sigh* Ain't nature grand? I'm looking forward to when the eggs hatch. If any of you are interested, I'll post more pics as things evolve here for my avian mommy.
 
 
 
Shapinglightshapinglight on May 5th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
I'd like to see more pics, and yay! for the Faith/Dru.
ClawofCat: yayclawofcat on May 6th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
I'll get some more up soon. The eggs hatched this afternoon! *dances*
Herself_nycherself_nyc on May 5th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
Wow.
That is a very exposed spot.
ClawofCat: Seriously?clawofcat on May 6th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
My dad said that he saw a Starling taking a keen interest in the eggs when mama was away. She better be careful.

However, I don't think it's much a problem now. The eggs hatched this afternoon! I'm a little worried what it might be like for those babes to take their first flying less though. Bombs away off a third story fire escape? Splat on thtet pavement? *cringe*
hello_spikeyhello_spikey on May 5th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
nice photo! That's some ease of nature watching, convenient, just next door! :D
ClawofCat: cracked outclawofcat on May 6th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
I know. I actually live across the street from Inwood Hill Park, which is the last remaining primordial forrest in New York. There's a lot of wildlife and when I was a kiddie we had a bird feeder that attracted all manner of birds.

It's a little embarassing how excited my family is about our new neighbors. My mom called me this evening when I was leaving work and said, "We have babies!" The eggs hatched this afternoon :D
hello_spikeyhello_spikey on May 6th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
naw! Babies! :D

That park sounds cooool. I shall have to visit next time I'm in New York!
:D
KSena: Flowers pink by coffeecup_iconskseenaa on May 5th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to read your Faith/Dru story! X-D Also, that is a very strange place to nest... Lets hope it goes well for the little bird. :-)
ClawofCat: buffy smileclawofcat on May 6th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
Great! I hope it lives up to expectations. We'll see what sort of f/b the beta has for me.

Also, that is a very strange place to nest... Lets hope it goes well for the little bird.
I'm happy to announce that as of this afternoon, she's a proud new mommy. 2 of her 3 eggs hatched :)
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on May 6th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
Oh, those are such a lovely color! And more pics would be fantastic!
ClawofCat: good timesclawofcat on May 6th, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, they're beautiful. We were commenting on that the other day.

More pics on the way. 2 of the 3 eggs hatched this afternoon. Enter squirmy, embrionic chicks. They're really not too cute prior to their downy feathers. More like... slugs or something. Bluh.
Sotiassddgr on May 6th, 2009 09:38 am (UTC)
Pretty!!! I'd like to see more piccies, please. They make me smile :D
ClawofCat: spuffy porchclawofcat on May 7th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
Me, too. They hatched yesterday afternoon, so I took a vid of them cheeping away in the nest with their wee mouths open. I'll post it tomorrow, so all of us can go 'awww' :)
louise39: Buffy  surprised  GET OUTlouise39 on May 6th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
Such prety eggs but what a weird place to nest!

Those New York birds [or visitors] are gutsy.
ClawofCat: angelfaith glanceclawofcat on May 7th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
Those New York birds [or visitors] are gutsy.
They are, indeed! I'm a bit worried about them out there in the driving rain though. Without any tree coverage, they must be getting soaked, poor things.

The eggs hatched yesterday, and the parents knocked the empty shells to the sidewalk. We went a retrieved one, so we're now the proud owners of a cracked Robin egg. (It's a little scary how into the new family we are...)