Birdorable American Robin

Baby Birdorable: American Robin

May 28th, 2010 in Baby Birds, Backyard Birds No comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Here at Chez Birdorable we were lucky to have a nesting family of American Robins in our front yard. The babies fledged earlier this week. American Robins will have two to three broods per season. Females choose the nesting site and build the nest themselves, using dead grass, mud, and other materials. Typically four eggs are laid, although the nest in our front yard had just three. You can learn more about American Robin nesting behavior at Cornell's NestWatch. Below are some baby photos of 'our' robin babies and some other baby American Robin pictures shared via Flickr.

Eggs
Three "Robin's Egg Blue" eggs were laid in our front yard nest.
American Robin nestlings
Two of the eggs hatched about two weeks later.
Three babies
Robin Chicks
American Robin babies
Here are 'our' babies at 6 days old.
Baby American Robin hours from fledging
This is one of the babies just over a week later, about to fledge.
Baby American Robin sleeping in tree
This baby branched out before finally leaving the nest at 2 weeks of age.
Gompers  Wetland Juvenile Robin 5-19-2010
A recently-fledged baby robin, taken by birdspazz who blogs here.
Gompers  Wetland Juvenile Robin 5-19-2010
A recently-fledged baby robin, taken by birdspazz who blogs here.

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable American Robin t-shirts & gifts!