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Robins Hatched

Edited to add, the babies show up really well in the picture on my profile page.

The Robins hatched on July 18, so they are 4 days old today. My husband has peeked at them daily, but I just looked at them and took this picture for the first time today.

I'll be leaving them alone now. Hopefully I'll be able to get a picture when they are bigger and I can see their heads above the nest.

Then I will be able to watch from inside the house and see their parents feed them. They are so cute when they hear the parents coming as they all look up and open their mouths at once.

They have grown so much already my husband says. They take about two weeks to hatch and within about two weeks they are leaving the nest.

I read that Robins often have two batches of babies each season. Last year we noticed that they didn't use the same nest for the second batch.


Image Credit » paigea - the Robin's Nest outside the window

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SLGarcia wrote on July 22, 2014, 3:54 PM

I am looking forward to seeing more pictures of the Robins as they grow. What fun to be able to follow their progress.

paigea wrote on July 22, 2014, 4:05 PM

I love watching them. I'll wait a bit to bother them for the next picture. The babies stayed asleep but the mama was very annoyed with us.

JanetHunt wrote on July 22, 2014, 5:08 PM

Oh that is so sweet! I love baby birds and I hope they make it! :)

AliCanary wrote on July 22, 2014, 5:18 PM

Baby birds are so fascinating! My husband found a baby robin in an overturned nest that had blown down in a storm. Just four days old, her eyes weren't even open and she was mostly just pink skin and a little fuzz. I hurriedly did some research on what to feed her, and we raised her until she got old enough to fly away. I might write a post about it--we have some great pictures!

paigea wrote on July 22, 2014, 5:19 PM

I am sure they will. There are many many robins in our yard, so I can only guess that the parents are the ones who built in the same bush last year. I know at least one of the little ones didn't make it last year.

paigea wrote on July 22, 2014, 5:19 PM

I always reallly hope they make it. There are many others and I don't get attached to them. LOL

paigea wrote on July 22, 2014, 5:20 PM

Oh I would love to read about that. How amazing you were able to save it!

Ellis wrote on July 22, 2014, 6:20 PM

I wonder if these little chicks know that they are world famous now....lol

paigea wrote on July 22, 2014, 8:07 PM

Ha ha ha, they are just like Prince George.

Ellis wrote on July 22, 2014, 8:18 PM

I think their little lives are going to be much harder and tougher than Prince Georges...

LisaSteinmetz wrote on July 22, 2014, 9:38 PM

Aww adorable from what I can see of them! I love baby birds, it's fun watching them grow up.

paigea wrote on July 23, 2014, 12:44 AM

They show up well on the profile page.

simone425 wrote on July 23, 2014, 4:08 PM

I love the picture of the sweet little babies! Earlier in the spring, I was watching eagle, bluebird and hummingbird eggs hatch via live webcams online. It was so exciting to watch the babies grow and then fly off!

paigea wrote on July 23, 2014, 7:29 PM

I haven't checked out any of those web cams. I'll have to do that next spring.

brown-paw wrote on July 25, 2014, 5:54 PM

ahahaha! Same thing happened in our backyard . . . those little brown birds nested on a branch of the trees in our backyard. Yesterday one of their fully feathered babies dropped to the ground. I put it back! So cute.

paigea wrote on July 25, 2014, 6:58 PM

It's fun to watch them. I hope these three all make it.

paigea wrote on July 28, 2014, 4:12 PM

My husband cut a branch to help us see from the window. But to get a picture outside I had to move a branch. So I am not going to bother them too much.

GreatMartin wrote on August 2, 2014, 2:43 PM

At one time I had 21 birds--2 cockatiels, 2 budgies and 17 zebrafinches---the finches were worse than rabbits--I quickly learned to separate the males and females--the budgies had 2 hatches with 2 babies in each hatch--it was really unbelievabl e to watch the whole process fron making a nest until babies joined the group as adults--I miss having birds so I have adopted a pair of woodpeckers and a pair of bluebirds in the tree outside my apartment!

Ruby3881 wrote on August 2, 2014, 10:03 PM

It must be just about time for those little fledglings to start flying soon! I hope you can post another photo :)

paigea wrote on September 1, 2014, 3:17 PM

They flew away after about 2 weeks, but I never got in there and took another photo! The mom and dad were too aggressive and I don't like upsetting them

Ruby3881 wrote on September 11, 2014, 5:18 PM

I understand completely! I wouldn't want the parents to get upset. Nature photography is really challenging sometimes :)