Hatchlings in the Robins’ Nest

A male and female robin are proud parents of at least three chicks (that’s all I have seen so far).  The chicks have their mouths pointed up to get food from their parents.  Robin males and females can form strong bonds during the breeding season and might even stick around to raise a second brood.  This is the second year that this nest under our garage eave has been used by robins.  Robin nests are typically made from twigs, grasses, mosses, bark strips, pine needles, and weeds- all of which are readily available in our yard!

Here a chick is waiting for its mom and dad to return with some food.  It looks like its eye still cannot open and its head looks bald.  Robins usually leave the nest when they are about 13 days old.  They must grow up fast!

For more information, visit http://www.learner.org/jnorth/robin/ or check out the Sibley Guide.

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