Another successful breeding season for my beloved robins. Hoping for a repeat next year!
Day No. 6. It's getting a little tight in there! I'm pretty sure there are 4 chicks in the pile, though there may be a 5th. I suspect they'll start perking up in the next two days. It's about to get noisy!
I won't post updates every day, but I think their birthday is noteworthy. And it astounds me how much they've grown in just a few hours! I can't tell if there are 4 or 5 chicks under that pile of fluff. I'm just hoping there all strong and healthy and able to fly the coop … Continue reading Robins: Day 2
Above is a panoramic shot of my hilly, scrubby pit of a back yard. It's useless for anything but habitat for critters and a buffer between neighbors. I'm finally resigned to the the fact that there will be no vegetable gardening (lack of sun) or secluded getaway spot (lack of funds). The plan now is … Continue reading Landscaping 2018
They're back! Same spot as before, in the nook between the column and ceiling of my front porch. Looks like a great nest, and 5 eggs is a prize (4 is usually the max as I discovered in this lovely Q&A blog). My only concern is that I don't see the mama around often. Either … Continue reading Robins Revisited
Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve
During the last month, I chronicled the life of an American Robin and her 3 hatchlings living on my front porch. The first baby made its entrance on May 5th, and the last left home on May 19th. From egg to flight in a mere 14 days. I am completely amazed by nature. I hope … Continue reading The Robin Experience