Baby Robin

Only one robin left. I guess the others fledged already.

Robin Nestlings

Three baby robins in a pine tree.

early bird gets the worm!

do you see the babies?this out my window when I wake up!

FIRST ACTIVE NEST OF THE YEAR!!!!!

As I was about to go on a hike with my parents and younger sister, I saw a grayish bird fly into a bent tree. I took a few more steps and looked harder, trying to figure out what kind of bird it was. Then I realized it was sitting on a nest! I slowly approached the nest and the bird flew away. I peered inside and, to my delight and surprise, found a beautiful baby blue egg!!! This is the first active nest I’ve found this year! Time to start NestWatch patrolling!!!

Siblings

American Robin juveniles in my back yard.

Some Robin Nesting in CT

Our house has become popular this year with Robins. We have two nests on opposite side of the house and active nesting is taking pace

male feeds chicks

Robin and Chickadee

A robin army training camp

This training camp trains these robins to be brave solders to fight worms.

Robin Lays Eggs On My Back Porch

We have recently discovered that a Robin has laid eggs on our back porch frame that is at the bottom of the roof and I’m deciding to try and watch them hatch and gets pics and everything…this is a very rare experience for me and I love nature! ??

ON A BRIDGE…

This nest is 215 feet above sea level situated between pillars within a work zone on a bridge.
At this time parent birds have not been sited. Beautifully crafted nest with two eggs.

Robin egg in nest

Robin chicks, 5 days old

This nest is in a playground structure and it gets very hot. I’m kind of worried about how they’re doing. They were getting fed, and at least 3 of them are alive.

New Robin Nest

This robin and her husband/wife where both running up and down the tree all day building their nest! I went to see what all the commotion was about and found this nest!

Don’t go near a new nest until the owner has laid eggs.

Don’t go near a new nest until the owner has laid eggs. If you do, the bird will choose to leave and make the nest somewhere else. It happened to my mother when there were sparrows making a nest on our roof. And it happened to me when I wanted to take a closer look at this robin! The owner won’t leave the nest after there are eggs inside. So don’t go near a nest until the owner has laid eggs! Otherwise you know what will happen!

Robin nest 5/16/17

Robin Nestlings

2 nestling, 2 eggs

4 Eggs – Robin Nest – 5/2/2017

Robin nest 4 eggs 5/2/2017

Three little robin eggs!

American Robin

They grew up so fast!

The first baby Robin fledged yesterday! It was so cool to watch! Can’t wait to see the others fledge!
I’m so proud of the Momma and Daddy Robins! First House Sparrows destroyed their nest, then an American Crow flew up to their nest, but none of the babies were harmed thank goodness!

American Robin River Trail Nest

American Robin nest in the crook of a tree along a bike trail next to a river. Full clutch of 3 eggs.

Baby Americans Robins

All of the eggs are hatched now! 😀

The Robins

Robin’s nest discovered in my backyard.

American Robin Nest

American Robin nest in our carport.

1st Robin Nest

Robin nest

These chicks were sleeping mother was off getting food.

Robin nest

There were five robin eggs that luckily all made it to adulthood because there is so much magpies but this is the last day before they hatched.

Robin Fledgling Fully Graduated

I am very pleased to announce that all four fledglings from the brood I monitored have fully “graduated” into young adulthood and are making a few appearances nearby. Nice to see this one in the woods. This one was the littlest fledgling, the one I was most worried about, but it seems to be very robust and doing well this evening. The parents were in the vicinity, yet quite distant. The fledgling flew very well from tree to tree, amazing me with how grown-up it is. I watched it groom/preen/scratch its wings and catch a bug for supper.

My, how robins develop so fast!

How did I know this was a fledgling from the brood I watched? It was the adult male watching her nearby. His markings were very tell-tale. Also this fledgling had the most white fluff and puffy breast compared to its siblings while in the nest. I would not have noticed the fledgling was there had I not stopped to photograph a garter snake on the ground closest to the tree where the father robin, nicknamed Serenade, was perched.

Mama Robin Takes a Break

A mother robin, nicknamed Serene (because she is calm, patient, and seemingly unafraid around humans), built a nest on an a/c unit across from my apartment and has become a popular “neighbor” in our neighborhood. It’s all because of her and her mate that I joined NestWatch and learned so much about urban birds. She has been so busy with her young, she’s been looking tired and dry, so it’s about time she took a nice, long, cool dip in my birdbath. We had a nice rainfall last night. By late afternoon, after one more fledgling took leave of her nest, she made frequent visits, with one last visit being just for her. She was truly in the lap of luxury. Her expressions were of pure joy, I swear.

I am very happy she didn’t mind I was close by to take photographs of her. Zoom lens or not, she stood in that birdbath for a nice while.

Midsummer’s Eve Fledglings

The robin fledglings I’ve monitored since the tail end of May are stretching their wings. The first to leave the nest was on June 19th 2014. I feared the fledglings would fall out of the nest and hit their heads on concrete sidewalk below, but they soon showed me “no worries” as they have taken to flight very quickly. The second to leave the nest is pictured perched on a cedar tree branch. I believe it was spooked out of the nest too soon, something that was unavoidable due to the very close proximity of the nest next to human dwelling — the nest was built upon an a/c unit barely 5 feet above ground level over a sidewalk frequently filled with human and canine traffic.

Great efforts to maintain the peace and quiet in the area of the nest has been trying on my neighbors, especially now as the fledglings are testing the air and everyone is anxious to see them take flight. So far we have excellent weather, no need for major use of the a/c unit, but come July that story may change. This Robin family has lucked out!

The 2nd fledgling to leave the nest is being taken care of while she stays in the cedar tree by the parent birds. I’ve seen her hop-fly upwards in little bursts of energy.

The last 2 fledglings are quite content to stay hidden in the nest. Now without their siblings, and being the littlest, they are left to develop at their own pace in a nest no longer over crowded with two fledglings far bigger than themselves.

These will be the last photographs I will take of this nest in order for the next 2 to stay in the nest until they are ready to really stretch their wings.

Another Robin Mother!

This is Other Mother, another robin mother who has nested on an a/c unit in my apartment complex facing Schmeeckle Reserve (my backyard). She does not trust me at all! So I am careful to not to alarm her again. Here she is eyeing me, her whole body on full alert, checking me out. I accidentally found her nest. I thought her nest was one abandoned by the robin who has nested across from my apartment. Nope. She has 3 eggs!

Serene on her nest

Serene the Robin atop her nest on May 28th, 2014, looking directly at me. I used my zoom lens to capture such an intimate moment. She now has a full nest of four eggs. I took a photo of her eggs during her feeding time.

Ms Robin’s next – from eggs to first fledgling

Ms. Robin nested atop a coil of garden fencing leaning against the porch. I only noticed the nest once three eggs were in it. She laid the forth and all four eventually hatched. One robin fledged today and the other three are almost ready!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology