“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Robin Progress With Only Three

This is the only still photo I have managed to get of the robin parent with the nest. Love it!As of the beginning of the week, one of the four must have fallen out of the nest.
I imagine it was a tight squeeze.
Notice near the end, before she flies off, the parent picks something up.
She cleans their manure as soon as they produce it and takes it away.
Amazing! Can she work in my barn?

Then today we have this. They seem to double in size every day!I am always peeping from behind a folding indoor shutter, so I thought one had flown the nest. No. It had wandered to the end of the sill. I think they are not much longer for our window entertainment.


Kittie Howard said...

I'm amazed at how fast they've grown. I can only guess that Mother Nature knows she's got to get them out of the nest before they're swooped down upon and gone. The mama bird must be exhausted from feeding the brood non-stop. What a treat this has been for you to watch. You're going to miss them.

Deere Driver said...

Thanks for catching up Kittie!

#3 is back in the nest for the evening. Phew! Tomorrow???

Linda Myers said...

Love the wide-open beaks in the first photo!

Linda Myers said...

Yep, we'll be home in July. How long will you be here?

Lois Evensen said...

How cute! It is so much fun to be able to watch the family grow. :)

Sunday hugs from way over here,
Lois :)