Garden Photo of the Day

READER PHOTO! The original robin’s egg blue

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Dorothy Kerr

Today’s photo is from Dorothy Kerr. She sent it in last week and said, “This is spring at its best. Mother robin’s eggs in a weeping mulberry tree in Central Ohio.” When I emailed Dorothy earlier this week to let her know I’d be featuring the eggs on the GPOD today, she sent in an update! Click on the second photo to see mama sitting on the eggs and the third photo to see the newly-hatched babies. Beautiful, Dorothy! Thanks for capturing this. Dorothy wrote a blog post about the nest–check it out here.

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Dorothy Kerr
Click here to enlarge this photo.
Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Dorothy Kerr

 

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  1. gottagarden 05/06/2011

    Our robin's eggs are a much paler blue . . .

    Beautiful!

  2. David_Bockman 05/06/2011

    That nest was made by one OCD lil' Robin-- I've never seen such perfection in the nests our Robins make-- they seem quite slapdash and last-minute constructions in fact!

  3. user-7006895 05/06/2011

    This is spectacular! I just love nature's handiwork.

  4. greenthumblonde 05/06/2011

    The prettiest garden ornament there is.

  5. wmc 05/06/2011

    We see the occasional robin here in southern CA. They were regulars in our backyard in the midwest. I miss them. Thanks for these great pics.

  6. sheilaschultz 05/06/2011

    Very, very sweet. A lovely way to end the week.

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