Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Day 13 and all gone:(

This was the one baby left in the nest at 5:30am this morning, and below at 10am all that was left is a pile of poop.

Monday, June 16, 2008

12 days old...and only 1 left:(

Baby #1 left the nest this morning, is down on the ground under some bushes now. This pic is baby #2, last second in the nest before it flew out onto a branch near the nest.


Here is #3...who seems to not have a care in the world except having the nest all to himself now!

11 days old. Barely fit in nest now.



Friday, June 13, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Day 7! Feathers are growing!

Not much pink skin left now.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

Day 5, one baby has eyes open






There is mom or dad with the babies


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Day 3

Poor things panting so hard in this 95 degree heat. They sure are growing fast!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The pic is a little fuzzy, but you can clearly see this little guys face:)

One day old now



last baby hatched on 6/4 late afternoon


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Awe!!!

Mom & Dad removed the empty shells by 7am June 4th and are taking good care of their little ones. Looks like a tiny hole in the 3rd egg, maybe a baby later today!

Life!!!!

2 babies out of thier shells at 5:30am on June 4th.

Finally a crack in the shell!

First shell had a tiny hole in it last night June 3rd.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

And then there were 3....

The second egg was layed on the 22nd, the 3rd on the 23rd.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Some info taken from another site...

How many babies does mommy Robin have?After copulation, female Robins lay one egg about every 24 hours until her clutch size is around 3-4. The incubation period lasts from 12-14 days and hatching of each egg takes about 24 hours; the order the eggs were laid is the order of hatching (Howell, 1942; Slagsvold, 1996). While the eggs are in the nest, females cover them about 50 minutes of every hour and overnight. Females rarely leave the nest during incubation and rely on the mate to bring her enough food to survive. Once the Robin chicks hatch, they remain in the nest for 13-15 days, until they are mature enough to survive on their own (Wauer, 1999). Fledglings can fly within 2 days of leaving the nest, so the male parent watches them until they are able to live completely on their own (Weatherhead and McRae, 1990).

Finally an egg!!!


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Nope, no eggs yet, nest is still the same.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

It's Saturday evening 5/17 and the nest is now lined with fresh and dried grass over the wet mud from this afternoon.

First pics of the Robins nest completed:)


Sheep hair, bunny hay and grass!