TWO babies were born this morning. Again, I missed the hatching which is a bummer, I hope to catch at least one being born. Lucy is much less wary of me so she fed her babies while I was watching! Didn't get a clear picture of it but it was cool to see. These two are really cute! They are constantly moving around and lifting their mouths up for food. They both seem about the same size but one is much stronger than the other. Many times the stronger bird will sit on the other ones head! The poor thing struggles to get out for what seems like forever. Eventually, he/she finds it's way up to get some air!
Lucy feeding her new babies.
The closest thing I may get to see in the hatching process is this hole in one of the eggs. It looks like that baby is trying to stick her wing in the egg!
On April 26, 2008 we found two robin's nest's under the holly trees in our front yard. This is their story. :)
7 EGGS TOTAL ```````````````` 6 - EGGS HATCHED 1 - NEVER HATCHED
5 - FLEDGLINGS 1 - HATCHLING DIED
Big Mama First Egg Laid: 4/25/08 Total Egg Count: 3 Hatched: 2 Unsuccessful Egg: 1 Incubation Period Began: 4/27/08 First Hatch Date: 5/8/08 Fledglings left the nest: 5/22/08
Big Daddy Big Mama's partner
********************************* Lucy First Egg Laid: 5/1/08 Total Egg Count: 4 Hatched: 4 Incubation Period Began - 5/5/08 First Hatch Date: 5/15/08 1 hatchling died Fledglings left the nest: 5/29/08