I promised to revisit the baby robins who took up residence in my cherry tree and I had to hurry because this was a very short process! It seems that from hatching to flying away is only about 14 to 16 days! I counted 11, but I am sure that those first few days I was unable to see them. Can you believe how quickly they grew up?
On the left is the very first peek that I got of them…sort of scrawny and…well…less than cute, huh? The picture on the right was taken the day they flew away. There were only two of the original three left that day because, based on the amount of Mama Bird’s noise the previous day, one had already flown the coop! One little guy hung around in the tree all day, hopping from his nest to the nest of the previous brood. I tried to not bother him too much, since I didn’t want him to go before he was ready.
The next day, they were all gone, so I took a look at the nest. As I mentioned in my previous post, this is the nest that was falling out of the tree after a big storm, so my grandson and I reconstructed it as best we could and put it back into the tree. They added a lining of mud to hold it together before they laid the eggs.
And this is the nest from the previous brood that was in the same tree. Hmmmm…they certainly are neater than we were! It is also lined with mud, but seems to have a little more of a grass lining than the one we helped build. They must not have minded our amateur skills too much though, since they used ours anyway!
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