Thursday, May 16, 2013

Spring 2013 Robin's nest wrap up

Four Robin chicks hatched this spring and fledged this week.

On Monday the chicks were so big that they were spilling out of their cereal bowl-sized nest.

By Tuesday morning the first chick had left.
Later that day the remaining chicks hopped out of the nest. One after another they flapped their wings, called out, and then glided to cover somewhere in our shed.
The dogs began to take notice and stopped chasing rabbits in favor of the easier targets.

We heard the chicks calling from nearby shrubs throughout the day--momentarily safe.

1 comment:

  1. I love it! --hopping out of the nest, one after another! Great photo of the one on the fence with the next one in line to hop out. Awesome series! Good luck, chickies!