Thursday, April 26, 2012

Robin update

Yesterday the first baby robin hatched.   We didn't notice until after the mother had cleared all the shell pieces away.  But this morning when we checked, the second baby was still sitting in half a shell and it was much more lively than the first.

 Excuse the poor pics, but I don't want to scare the mother away.  Here's the 2nd baby with its mouth wide open.

A few minutes after these pics were taken, the mother had already cleared away the rest of the shell and was sitting on the nest.  Another adult robin flew up also and I wonder if that was the male robin.  I think the male helps get food, although it doesn't sit on the eggs.  The last egg should hatch soon and in two weeks they will be pushed out of the nest.  The mother will have 1 or 2 more broods this season, but will likely build a different nest.

1 comment:

  1. how fun for your kids to watch! I don't think I've ever seen a robin's nest up close like that


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