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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Nesting Robin

nesting robinWe have lived in this house for sixteen Springs, but only in the last two has a robin’s nest been built in the identical location, where a gutter downspout meets my home. Last year we had three baby birds, and perhaps the same parents have again nested. Joy!

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Three Tiny Birds

Unless someone tells me otherwise, I will conclude that the mystery egg that I placed in a Robin’s nest was tossed and replaced with a third Robin’s egg.

odd egg inAs you can see, one bird does appear darker than the other two, but my research suggests it is probably a male robin. Still, great fun and they will soon be off.

three baby birds© 2014 Michael Fiveson

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