4/21/16 Nest done. Been sittin' all day. Mama's hungry!
|Robin's nest outside Rose Nuernberger's Window|
5/7/16. Mother's Day! Two pink bundles buried in the bottom of the nest, one egg yet to hatch. Papa robin checked in and then took off. Mama left to find worms.
5/7/16 Mama listening. Quiet. Maybe there are worms in there somewhere. . .
|Three snug nestlings|
5/7/16 (3:30 pm) -- All three accounted for!
Robin population +3
|5/10/16 No one starving here!|
(Seldom do we see it in a real picture)
was just a baby a few days ago.
5/19/16 The real thing. Dinner's coming.
From Jerry B.
"Maybe the surrogate dad, Ken, should go to the bait shop and buy some worms. Better yet, surrogate mom, Rose, could scurry up an omelet and toast for the young'uns.
From Bobi A
Maybe you should water the robin's worm hunting ground to make the worms come to the surface. Bet you didn't think you'd ever get such a great birthday and Mother's Day present, did you?
ROBIN NURSERY UPDATE
As our blog says, all three hatchlings are accounted for:
Robin population +3.
At the present, they more or less look like three pinkish- reddish polygons. With my imagination working over time, they appear to be starting to get their furry down covering. We are now moving from gynecology to pediatrics.
Momma is very private about feeding. She enters with worm in her
mouth, and instinctively heads to the inside edge of the nest,
with her tail sticking straight out. She bobbles up and down but
we can't see really see much of what else she is doing. Spying
on her when she's not there, we see the lil bodies starting to
Dad is helping, too! He seems to bring "home the bacon" but
doesn't stay. I've seen both of them at the nest only several times.
Usually, they meet coming and going. I haven't quite picked
up their feeding schedule, but it seems like it is on-going most
of the day. Often times, Momma Bird is gone quite awhile.
Worms must be mighty scarce.
Stay tuned -- more is coming!