The babies are doing great… and today the primary care giver of the hatchlings came for a photo shoot!
Please enjoy the photo update on the baby birdies.
Don’t you agree they grow very quickly!
Have hatched… just in the past few days.
More updates on the birds as they get bigger!
Mrs. Robin is quite the Mum this year with 4 already flown the nest, see my previous posts.
Just to update you all and let you know that Mrs. Robin has made another nest in exactly the same place… In the car port on the stereo!
Eggs were laid Thursday Night and I am keeping a close eye on her.
Those of you who read my previous adventures of Mrs. Robin and her babies will be pleased to know that the babies are still alive. All four of them can be seen in my garden feeding daily.
I love nature… and can’t wait to bring you more posts on this subject.
Who knew that Mrs. robin laid eggs for than once a year? Not me!
and they are getting very vocal!
I have been able to capture a few pics to post over the past very busy few days here. Every snap I take the less space in that nest there is. I was able to snap one this morning…
It is very wet here today and Mrs. Robin is strutting about with big worms hanging out of her beak. I wish I could capture her on camera for you to see, but she is very camera-shy and flies very fast!
So as I am sitting here the noise the other side of the door is incredibly loud for such young birds…
I sneak a peek out of the window to see them flying out the nest and on to the floor. Mrs. Robin is perched on the side of the nest with another big worm chirping very loud, “Get back here you idiots, there is a big white thing with four legs that lives in this garden and he might think you are a chew toy”!
I am not sure if that was their “Maiden flight” I really hope their little wings can carry them back up to the nest!
It seems the baby birds were not strong enough to fly back to the nest… as of 3pm this afternoon Mrs. Robin was rounding them all up like a sheepdog with a big worm still hanging out of her mouth, Mr. Robin was also there to make sure they went exactly where she wanted them.
The last I saw them they had made it to the side garden under the bird feeders by the compost heap. I hope that this is not the last I have seen of my baby birds.
I am loving watching this develop it is quite the Nature Program in my Carport!
I can hear David Attenborough narrating in my head as I step over to see what is going on.
Yesterday, as I sneaked a peak I was completely shocked at how full the nest now looked. Those young birds seem to be growing right in front of my eyes.
I snapped a few shots with my iPhone to compare them to the photos taken in my post on May 9. You can see for yourself that there are not 3, but 4 young Robins in the nest, Ok so I obviously missed an egg when I was counting!
Mrs Robin is quite the Mummy, she never stops picking at the ground in search of food for these very hungry babies of hers, I was thinking how lucky I was not to have to fed my young like that and watch them grow so fast. I wonder when they will fly the nest!
Mrs Robin is also quite the guard of the nest… when I am a few feet in the garden minding my own business she will stay perched on the side of the nest with the babies, not bothered by my presence what so ever.
However, when I move in near to the rubbish bin she will fly to the fence. Quietly she waits and when she thinks I have spent too much time in there she will tell me! She gets very vocal until I buzz off back to where I belong!
Here are the snaps for you to see.
Pics Taken May 11, 2011 – Just 2 days later
Today they are even bigger!!!!
I will check on them again tomorrow 🙂