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American Robins Raise Another Batch of Babies

Adult Robin – Nest building begins, June 13

Alberta

Female Robin on nest – June 19. The nest is made mostly of grass with one piece of string and one feather.

Robin eggs – June 27

Robins hatch – July 4

Baby Robins – July 6

Baby Robins – July 12

Baby Robins – July 14

Alberta

Two babies left the nest on July 15. These two left the next day.

Alberta

July 16 – this baby robin flew (sort of) to the ground below the nest. Then it hopped across the patio, then the driveway and finally into the long grass where the parents were calling.

Alberta

July 16 – the last robin in the nest. It seemed to be the smallest, so we wondered if it would delay departure a bit longer.

The last nestling watched the previous nestling hop across the ground. Both babies were chirping, as were the two adults who were stationed nearby at the edge of the woods.

After a few minutes of indecision, the last baby was suddenly air born! It flew almost to the edge of the woods – an impressive first flight!

What a privilege it has been to watch two batches of babies grow up and leave the nest – first the Great Horned Owlets, and now the American Robins!

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  1. What a wonderful brood. It’s great to see that the Robins used the nesting box that CG made for them. I think it helped having their name on it.
    Your photos are amazing.
    Thanks do much for sharing from the beginning to the precious birdies flying. It’s a joy to see. I know it was fun watching them.

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    • Yes, it was fun to watch them grow up. We could see them from the window, so it was easy to check on them each time we walked by!

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  2. Such a successful little family; much better than the sparrows who nest around my place. They are forever losing their babies. Their mortality rate is high.

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    • I expect the robin mortality rate is high too once they have left the nest. Besides our resident owls, we have several kinds of hawks. The circle of life.

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    • This is the second time we’ve had robins in that location. If they return again, I won’t need to take any photos because they all look so much alike!

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