Adult Robin – Nest building begins, June 13
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
Two babies left the nest on July 15. These two left the next day.
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.
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!