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12/06/2014 at 20:08

I have just seen this in a potato grow bag

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49137.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 I added about 4" of compost 8 days ago; went to water it just now and this is what I found

12/06/2014 at 20:11

12/06/2014 at 20:12

Cool

I wonder what they are?

12/06/2014 at 20:14

Sadly there is no bird sitting on the eggs; don't know enough about this to figure out if nest is abandoned.

12/06/2014 at 20:14

The eggs are smaller than my thumb nail.

12/06/2014 at 20:16

I'd rather them than potatos.......baby birds don't make you fat..............lovely pic

KEF
12/06/2014 at 20:16

Potato omelette  Soz' only kidding will be brill to see what they turn into if they hatch  maybe first time parents as a bit of a strange place to nest.

12/06/2014 at 20:22

I would leave well alone Artjak - the bird may come back - the weather's been quite warm so they shouldn't have got too chilled.  How long since you noticed them?

12/06/2014 at 20:24

Meant to say - they look like robin's eggs and the nest-style fits with a robin. 

12/06/2014 at 20:25

Dove, I most certainly will leave well alone; spotted the nest about 5 mins before I posted. What amazes me is how fast the nest was built and filled.

12/06/2014 at 20:27

There is a very imperious Robin who comes quite close to the house and peers through the windows.

KEF
12/06/2014 at 20:29

Me thinks Auntie artjak will be on babysitting duties.

12/06/2014 at 20:30

Sorry, didn't mean to imply that you wouldn't leave it alone Artjak    

Last spring I watched robins building a nest opposite my office window - but it was almost one minute nothing - next minute a nest full of eggs 

The robin won't start brooding the eggs until she's laid the complete clutch - usually  4 - 6 eggs, one each day laid in the early morning - when she's laid them then she'll start brooding.  At this time in the season  it's probably a second brood.  You can buy live mealworms for when the nestlings hatch - it'll really help the parents 

12/06/2014 at 20:33

I can't really see myself at 5.00 a.m. dangling a worm from a pair of tweezers over a potato bag I think I'll leave it to the experts; the parents

12/06/2014 at 20:34

No .............. I meant you can leave them in a plant saucer where the parents can help themselves LOL 

12/06/2014 at 20:35

Dove, I can easily get dried mealworms; should I leave them in a saucer nearbye? I have heard that robins are ground feeders mainly.

12/06/2014 at 20:36

I think we are out of synch with our Q and A

12/06/2014 at 20:41

Not dried ones at this time of year - the nestlings can't cope with them - you can get the live ones online http://www.mealworm.co.uk/ but I'm sure your robins will find plenty of food in your garden and thereabouts 

12/06/2014 at 20:43

Good, because I am a bit squeamish about live mealworms

12/06/2014 at 20:53

..how cute is that photo...fantastic... hope they'll be alright....

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