And without warning, we went from three quiet blue eggs to three blind, naked, wonderful hatchlings…
The nest is in such a place that I can’t get my head up there to have a look — I have to hold the camera up over it and take pictures, and then have a look at them on the camera to see what’s in the nest. And, as I looked at the first few images, the babies looked so lifeless… I was suddenly heartbroken at the thought that they might all be dead.
And then one of them raised his head up and begged the camera for some food, and I realised with relief that they were fine!
Fine… and growing fast! This was them only 48 hours later. Look at all the feathers coming on their wings.
And this is them today, only 5 days after the first photos. Incredible how much they’ve grown! My first thought is how much work that must be for the parent robins, to get enough food to them to support such rapid growth…!
Aren’t they amazing? It’s been well worth not being able to use the back porch through all this lovely weather, just to give these beautiful babies a chance to hatch and grow.