Baby robins recently hatched with care from a robin bird that decided one of the trees in our backyard was a good place to make her nest and give birth to baby robins. I took pictures along the way documenting the different stages from eggs to full grown baby robins. The nest was only about five feet off the ground making it easy to take pictures although mama bird was none to happy with me every time I went out to snap a photo of them. She would usually fly up higher in the tree and squawk at me until I left. I was glad to see she did this showing me what being a good parent to baby robins is about. I made sure never to touch the nest or anything at all around the nest being afraid she would abandon the eggs if she were to smell any human smells on her eggs.
There were a total of three baby robins eggs although for some reason I found one on the ground near the tree shortly after taking this first pick. I never got a shot with all three eggs in the nest but I was careful to use a glove when placing that stray egg back in the nest for care from it’s mom.
The baby robins decide to hatch the third is still not out yet. I was a little worried that there was a reason that that third egg was on the ground but it to hatched a day or so later. This was the point mamma bird was very upset at my approaching the nest to take pictures of her baby robins. I also had noticed mama robin would fly at our as they dogs wandered around in the backyard. The dogs not knowing there was a baby robins nest even in the backyard but she was taking no chances, it was a funny site to see.
Baby robins nest with three newborn baby robins.
At this point as I would approach the baby robins they would even think I was delivering food to them and start opening their mouthes want me to drop in worms or something yummy.
Just before they had started to leave the nest and learn to fly they barly all fit in the nest it was bursting at the seems. It’s time to leave guys go on and be adults now. Good luck out there!
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