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Mother Robin feeding her two young in the nest at our front door.
Mother Robin feeding her two young in the nest at our front door.
I was watching birds visit my feeders and saw this Robin looking for a meal so I picked up the camera. Good thing I did because the next second the Robin saw its prey and dove quickly to the ground and immediately pulled up this worm. I was lucky my camera was out and I was able to snap a couple pics quickly. I love the way this shows the leverage the Robin uses with its legs.
A robin built her nest under the eaves of our cottage deck. This is a quick peak at the three newly hatched babies through the slats of the deck.
A robin built her nest under the eaves of our cottage deck. This is a quick peak at the three beautiful blue eggs through the slats of the deck.
Seacycling one morning I watched the adult robin land in a near by tree with some worms in her month. She hopped down into the nest and I was able to capture the moment.
My front porch as hosted 3 robin broods for a total of 13 successful hatches this season. Here are a couple of the second batch. The nest is in a tiny decorative tin on a shelf by my front door. Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me!
Watched this beauty from the beginning. One egg in the nest, then two, three and four. Watched each egg hatch! Watched wach baby develop. Amazing experience for me and my nine year old daughter! Documented every step of the way. An experience we will never forget!
Excited to have watch this neat grow in size daily. Saw just one egg and every day saw a new egg until the clutch was complete at four!
We have a beautiful garden that attracts birds, bees, butterflies etc. California Robin nested in one of the trellises close to our kitchen. My husband and I watched the whole episode from the day we found the bird started building the nest, found the tiny little bluish eggs, eggs just hatching, developing feathers, and fledging. We used a ladder to go closer and take photos. It was an amazing experience. The parents took such a good care of the nest, taking turns until the day the bird babies fledged. You see four eggs hatching in the nest.
3 baby Robins were sitting snugly and patiently while mom was getting them lunch.
Babies always ready to eat when a parent shows up
Three babies peeking out from under mom
have a beautiful garden that attracts birds, bees, butterflies etc. California Robin nested in one of the trellises close to our kitchen. My husband and I watched the whole episode from the day we found the bird started building the nest, found the tiny little bluish eggs, eggs just hatching, developing feathers, and the little ones opening their moths to be fed and fledging. We used a ladder to go closer and take photos. It was an amazing experience. I even published the story in birds and Blooms. The parents took such a good care of the nest, taking turns until the day the bird babies fledged. You see four little eggs in the nest.
Mama Robin made this beautiful nest on a railing on my back porch. I enjoyed watching the progress as she laid the eggs and they hatched and matured.
Mother Robin’s three “not so little” secrets. One of our Robins blessed our family by choosing one of our magnolia bushes to have and raise her young. Oddly enough my twin three year old boys use this bush as their “climbing tree”. I can’t believe she chose a place my kids frequent and at a level that they are able to observe her babies. Blessed by Mother Nature.
American Robins build a nest on the downspout under the eaves in the front of our home. From our front porch we could watch the progress from building to nesting to hatching. In this photo four little ones call out for one of their parents to return and feed their hungry mouths.
American Robins built a nest on the light fixture on the side of our shed. From our patio door we could watch the progress from nesting to feeding to leaving. In this photo one of the parents arrives with a mouthful of worms as the as the hungry little ones call out, “Feed me first”.
A female Robin was intent on building her nest into a wreath hanging on the front door of our home. After realizing how intent she was on doing so and that it just would not work out well for her and her young, I moved the wreath from the front door to an outdoor lamp hanging beside the door while the nest was still being constructed. At first return after the move, the Robin was a bit confused, but quickly noticed the wreath and continued the build. A week later she laid 1 egg, then the following week laid 3 more eggs. We tried not to disturb her during her incubation period by using the rear entrance to our home. It wasn’t long before 4 little Robins appeared. Realizing that folks would come to visit, we slowly started being in the area of the nest without disturbing the female nor her young. I took photos of their progress almost daily once the female had left the nest to find food. She soon became accustom to our presence and was not alarmed while we sat and watched at feeding times. Absolutely a wonderful experience! 12 days from the day they hatched this photo of the 4 was taken and 1 hour later they were gone. It was great to now know that all 4 young survived hidden in our Maple Hardwood bush at the rear of our property, for a week after leaving the nest, we witnessed all 4 young taking turns having a bath at our bird bath out back while both parents kept a safe watch over them.
We were walking by the lake when a Mama Robin started swooping down at us. We realized that we were walking right towards a not-so-tall evergreen where she’d made here nest. Her babies (at least one of them) was hungry!
This robin’s nest was built on our garage in 2015. It was reused this year!
This antler nest on our garage was built last summer. It was reused this year and produced four chicks!
Young robin wanting to be fed .
this juvenile robin fluttered from his nest to my yard so fat and fluffy was surprised he could fly at all then dad came down and fed him before they flew back up to tree, guess he wasnt fat enough
Fledged Robin following mom for food.
Four adorable Blue Robin eggs.
I parked my car and saw the parent fly into a tree right next to my car. I used my car as a blind and after a few minutes they completely ignored my presence.
These snoozing baby robins kept their mouths open in case momma stopped by with a snack.
As I was gardening one day, this sweet little fluffed up American Robin fledgling sat and watched me.
He was singing his heart out to the female perched above.
Found low on the branches and absolutely perfect!
American Robing feeding a nice, big, juicy worm to it’s hungry young.
From my office window, I watched the creation of this sturdy cup of grass, the laying of three beautiful blue eggs, and the growth of the American Robin nestlings until they fledged and moved on.
These 3 were getting pretty cramped in this nest. I told my granddaughter that they would be flying away any time now. Sure enough, we went back out a couple hours later and they were all gone. They must have been waiting for us to leave.
Momma Robin just fed this little one a bug but he wasn’t satisfied. Looking for more.
Mother Robin dripping nutrition for her babies.
The bird’s mama would come up to the top of the window well and they would call back and forth to each other. I never saw the mama fly down into the well, though.