No, not those babies. 😉
A couple weeks ago, I posted pictures of the killdeer nest in our garden. Well, about 5 feet away from the killdeer nest, a robin built a nest on a fence post! So, we’ve been able to watch both bird families tend to their eggs. This morning, I went out to the garden and got quite the surprise…2 brand new baby robins! They had just been born a couple hours before! (And by the end of the day, baby #3 was starting to poke through the shell!)
Right now, mama bird is used to the kids and I around the gardens, so she doesn’t freak out. She actually just sits by and quietly watches us, even as I lift the kids up to see the nest…we can get within inches of the birds and she doesn’t seem to mind right now. So, as long as mama bird doesn’t mind, I can continue to get pictures. The second she starts feeling threatened or bothered, we’ll stop…we saw daddy bird attack 2 other birds who flew into the airspace above the nest, so we don’t want to mess with them. 😉
Here are pictures of our newest little hatchlings!
About 2 weeks ago, the 4th egg was laid in the nest. Mama bird laid 1 egg in the nest each day for 4 days.
Early this morning, these two little sweeties hatched!
Look how cute! I think he's hungry!
The siblings snuggling up for a nap.
Bird #3 making his way out of the egg. This was after dinner tonight, so I suspect he has hatched now that it's been a couple hours.