Four Baby Robins

four robinsI thought there were only three babies in this tiny nest, but alas there are four. Several days ago I found one tossed on the ground shivering in a cool rain. I picked him up and placed him back in the nest, and all appears to be well. Great stuff.

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57 thoughts on “Four Baby Robins

  1. You are a hero!! Definitely four little beaks in there. It can be hard to tell sometimes how many chicks are in a nest, they aren’t all up at the same time plus survival of the fittest starts early..at least with the large wading birds. Maybe not sweet little robins!! Soon they will be flapping madly at the edge of the nest ready to face the world!!

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    • Yes, one of them was standing tall and flapping this morning. I also got a good look at all four of them looking at me with those black eyes. I love them, and yes, I am a hero to one of them for sure.

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    • I believe we have passed the point where the world can be saved. And I’m just talking climate change (which will lead to crops failing), not politics. So I’ll settle for saving a robin which has as much meaning as anything, me thinks.
      And yes they sure are cute!

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    • Hi Carol. The nest is about 8 ft high and attached to my gutter downspout. The pudgy wet baby bird was just a few feet from the nest and all I had to do was pick him/her up and drop it into the nest with my arms fully extended. I’m actually thrilled that it seems to have all worked out. Thank you.

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  2. Great action Mike but keep watch. Sometimes the siblings throw one out, sometimes the parents. Its all about survival. If you leave some tucker for the parents it may help out. Over here in Australia we would like to throw our climate change denying government out of the nest, (figuratively speaking)

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    • What is tucker? You speak a slightly different language there. Climate change will doom us all and the republicans here are mostly deniers as well.

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      • Hi Mike. Tucker is food. If you get time check out my bird posts on my blog, I show some blackbirds and magpies that I feed during the breeding season. Did you ever see the Australian comedy movie Crocodile Dundee starring Paul Hogan? there is plenty of Aussie talk in that, it ends in New York , with a notable knife scene near the end. Very funny. I once saw it in Japan and it was dubbed. I have never laughed so much as I did that night. Anyway I hope the little tackers are safe and growing and there are still 4 there.

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      • Hi Mike. Tucker is food. If you get time check out my bird posts on my blog, I show blackbirds and magpies that we feed in our yard. If you want to experience Aussie talk see if you can access the Australian comedy movie Crocodile Dundee starring Paul Hogan.It ends in New York with a memorable knife scene near the conclusion. Anyway I trust the little fledglings are still all (4) safe and growing.

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    • Let’s go with savior, hero, champion, or bird whisperer.
      Yes, you missed them! Everyday they would chirp….is Laurie going to look….cheep cheep. I would just tell them you are very busy but I’m afraid they were not consoled.

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  3. oh oh, I just read your reply to Laurie…..(Sheepishly, Boomdee is looking down and sweeping her aqua converse across the grass). Glad to hear they all successfully made it on their way. Such a cozy little home their mom made for them. I have Robins hanging around here. Their song is the hi-light of every morning and evening. I wonder if she has a nest near by?

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      • Chirp chirp Mike. I’m moving perty slow this morning after an 8 hour garden palooza. Even my fingers ache (pulled out tons of weeds along a neighbouring fence in the lane). I’m never setting foot in a garden centre again this season, LOL….more hot coffee STAT πŸ˜€

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  4. We have a similar nest … built on top of the porch light. The chicks (two, we think) were looking just like this a few days ago. Today, we had a tragedy — the nest is empty, and one of the wee ones was struck by a car on the street in front of our house. Not sure how the other chick faired, and mom seems to have gone.

    It brought a few tears, as we enjoyed watching the whole process, from the nest building to the chicks’ heads popping out … today’s tragedy was a reminder of how quick and fragile life can be.

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    • Nature is hard, Think of all those baby turtles hatching and running to the sea as birds are picking them apart.
      Last year one of the baby birds was found dead in my yard. Some can fly out of the nest, others are not so far along and just kind of hop.
      Sorry for the loss John, and I understand your dismay.

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