Thursday, June 2, 2011
Our baby robins have hatched. They hatched last weekend (5/21-22) and here is a picture of the mum robin checking out her babies.
You can just barely make out the little bill of the baby on the far right of the nest.
Here mum tried to get closer to get a better picture a week later on 5/27.
Mum thinks she can count for sure three different heads, maybe four. You could barely make them out. Then on Monday 5/30 look how much bigger they are.
You can clearly see one head sticking up as the mum comes with food.
From the north side of the nest, one little guy is so tired, his head is drooping.
From the other (east side), mouths wide open. They stay open pretty much all the time. Just waiting for their mum or dad to come back to drop some food in. They don't make much noise at this point. Ducky knows something is there, he keeps sitting in mum's bedroom window and looking up at corner of the house. Mum has clearly seen four heads when they pop up to get fed.
Mum goes out to look but tries to stay away so not to spook them or the parents. Plus we found a nest in our spruce tree out in front. It was getting late and dark, so we couldn't make out exactly what bird is nesting there. Mum thinks it might be a grackle.
If things go like they normally do they will be leaving the next this weekend!