two & part one. Those were as I estimated the first 0-4 days of life. I believe the eggs hatch about a day apart so each chick may be one day older than the next.
Now I've got day 5 photos. Sad news. There are only two baby robin birds. :( What happened to the 3rd? Nature. That's life.
The mother still sits on the babies despite the fact that they're getting pretty big. You can see the little one's beaks poking out under her behind. Also their eyes are almost about to open.
They're now strong enough to hold up their own heads when it doesn't just involve food. Still pretty pathetic though. Bald and floppy. This little guy hangs his head over the side of the nest.
Wow the babies are so much cuter with their eyes opened! Incredible! They have tons of feathers now and almost not totally bald anymore. There are still two of them and getting pretty big.
Day 8 babies
What a difference one day can make. They look like real birds now.
Testing their wings.
Both babies sleeping at the same time. They're so fluffy and big. They barely both fit in the nest. This is the last time they'll both be there together.
I spy only one bird! Look how big he looks!? The other brother/sister has flown the nest.
They're all gone. The nest looks sorta sagged down on one side now due to how much weight was in it at the end.
What I really wanted to get a shot of was the mother bird with a worm in her beak but no babies left. Talk about empty nest syndrome.
That's it. End of the baby robin birds saga. They all left the nest (minus that 3rd one; sad) and hopefully are living happy bird lives. I see robins all the time in our yard so they're probably happy and so is Cornelius with the entertainment they provide.
Next up in the spring time baby animal nature photography session? Baby kittens!
hopefully. if i get the photos.