And so Robin Family series comes to an end :( I checked the nest last week and all the birds had literally flown the coop.... I can't believe how quickly they grew up ;_; The last time I saw them I estimate they were only 4-5 days old since their feathers were just starting to poke out.
On the upside, the rhododendron flowers are in full bloom.
You can see the nest worn down on one side, where the mom bird would perch when feeding the hatchlings.
|You can see a peek of blue....|
I got really caught up with work for a week and right on the dot, two weeks after hatching, the baby robins were gone! I was actually really depressed that I never got to see them again. Since I hadn't seen any robins around the bush for awhile, this weekend I went up right up next to the nest to take a look inside. Remember when I said I think only 3 of 4 eggs hatched?
Well, now I've confirmed it :( There was one egg buried at the bottom of the nest; apparently unhatched eggs are either shoved out or buried. I thought about retrieving the egg to get a closer look, but I have a fear that I'll accidentally crack it and a half formed robin will spill out >< I guess I'll just leave everything as is. Robins lay 2-3 broods a year from April to July so I am hoping we have another robin family will move in but so far...no such luck~
Also, I thought I had gotten some pretty sweet photos of robins but gosh, lots of people have gotten much better pictures! Like Kathy, who got friggin amazing shots of a robin nest that was also, coincidentally, in a rhododendron bush (maybe robins like rhododendrons?). You can see how robins grow day-by-day and I am so jealous she got to see the hatching ;_;
Cinco de Mayo tomorrow - have fun :)