This robin built a nest on our bonfire wood pile rack this spring. It was low enough that I could see right into it, so I thought it might be cool to take a picture of it every day to track the progress of the babies....
|two have hatched!|
|three have hatched!|
|all four have hatched! They are pretty ugly.|
|the fuzz is starting to become feathers|
|eyes are almost open|
|it's getting crowded in here!|
|'are you lookin' at me?'|
I love the little tufts on their heads! They look like old wizards!
|after I took this picture, I realized that there were only 3 in the nest! Oh, no, I hope something didn't happen to one of them!|
|Nope! There it is! Out in the open!|
|It hopped it's way to the grapevines to take cover. You can see the little feet all the way off the ground.|
I went away for about an hour after I took this, and when I came back they were all gone!!
It took about 17 days from the time they hatched till they all left the nest. It was fun seeing the progress from day to day, it is just amazing how fast they grow! Now they are all flying around the yard catching their own worms!