Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The baby robins are growing

Robin feeding the babies

Last night the mom robin was feeding them and I could see beaks poking up. She is absent more now to get food and I worry that she is leaving them too long. Can you believe it, now I am turning into silly bird person.

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I just took that one this morning. The oldest babies are one week old tomorrow. You can see the feathers growing in.

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That photo was from last night, so they are 4 or 5 days old, they hatched over about 2 full days.

This is just a quick update, off to the glamorous world of working all the time.

Best,

Leanne

18 comments:

Savannagal said...

Birding is addicting. I've got 3 bluebird boxes on my property and I usually get at least one set of bluebirds in them. The other boxes end up with wrens. I can't peek in on the wrens because their nests are made with twigs, which fall out if I open the box. But I check in on the bluebirds every few days to see how they're doing. I feed them mealworms all spring and summer. I've yet to have a robin or cardinal nest in my yard, but I keep hoping. Thanks for sharing.

Poppyprint said...

I am enjoying these photos. I haven't witnessed a nest of baby birds since I was a kid.

~Carla~ said...

Loving these photos'... soo very sweet! My girls love them as well! Thanks!!

Heather D. said...

Wow, they change so fast!!

Gertie Pye said...

I am loving these updates. Nature at its best!

Canadian Abroad said...

That top photo is stunning!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love that first photo but is that really a robin?!!

dutchcomfort said...

It looks like a very special Robin! Ours our smaller and have a darker red breast.
Isn’t it amazing how nature works. Those tiny feathers will soon become little wings and then they will be able to examine the world outside the nest. Scary...!

Patti said...

They look like patchwork! So cute!

Bonnie Miller said...

I see a robin journal emerging! Isn't it amazing that they grow so fast? Thank you so much for the updates...we are enjoying winter here in New Zealand and it is wonderful to see the ways of the world through your camera!

Debbie said...

amazing how fast they change!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh no, you're turning into a birdie grandma lol

Judith, Belfast said...

They are growing up so fast!! Jxo

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

I am loving this Robin story! Thankyou x

Cari said...

I'm loving these photos too! It's a little awe-inspiring to see how fast they are changing.

heart of charnwood said...

Ooooh, they're growing loads, and within a short time they wont look half so scraggly! :o)

Flying Blind... said...

This is as good as a David Attenborough documentary!

elle said...

I am showing my grandson all the birdies. Very cute and definitely educational! Thanks, Leanne!