Sometime on Thursday (exactly as I had calculated!) I noticed that Mama Robin was flying off the nest more frequently. On Friday morning, I saw a worm hanging from her beak. Ah! The babies have arrived.
I’ve seen both Mom and Dad feed the babies. There are at least 2 babies – maybe 3. When Mama was off on a worm mission, I opened the door to see if I could hear any peeps. They may be peeping but with all the other bird song around here, I couldn’t hear them. As I shut the door (camera not in hand) I saw little tiny open beaks. Of course, the minute I grabbed the camera, they disappeared. I did manage to get this shot:
See the little pink beak? Tasty worm = happy baby bird.
Both Mom and Dad were on feeding duty in this shot.
Tired yet beautiful Mom.
I spend a ridiculous amount of time with camera in hand, lurking by the door, trying not to spook Mom. Patience is required. Lots of it. And then I have to leave for rehearsal. It’s not fair of the powers-that-be to expect me to work, is it?
Today is supposed to be rainy. Mom and Dad will be happy: lots of worms!