Monday, May 21, 2012

Baby Robins

It was just a week ago that I showed you our newborn robins.  Look how much they have grown in a week!

The nest is so close to the front door, the mother robin usually flies away anytime the storm door opens or closes.  We were at the UNA storytelling festival on Saturday night until after ten.  When we drove into the yard, I saw the neighborhood cat sitting right under the nest, and I was scared that my little ones were gone.  That time, the mother bird did not leave the nest, even though the porch light came on and we were noisy getting in the front door.  The cat left hungry!
The three babies have grown so much in a week that their house is getting a little crowded.

I can observe them from inside the house.  If they aren't covered by their mother, they are wanting to eat.  I am amazed at how many worms the mother brings them. This has been a real learning experience for me, and I dread the day they leave the nest.