In the last post mrs. robin hadn't even laid her eggs yet; now, they've been laid, hatched and opened their eyes already!
Here's a summary of the last two weeks:
Mrs. Robin weathering the Snow that swept in unexpectedly on the 2nd of May . . .
A Fine Family of Three. (The family in the Riverbirch tree has four! Pictures on that family coming soon.)
Time passes . . .
Aren't they just the Cutest- ugly things you ever saw? <3
Four days later . . .
Baby robins getting their early-late morning snack . . . ;)
You can just hear her, "Alright robin-ettes, settle down, it's time for your early-late morning nap."
*Chorus of protests from nest*
*Tweets cut off as momma plops down* . . .
But, inevitably, rascally robin #3(his name is Horace) pokes his beak out, "Help! Help! I'm being sat on!!"
Momma robin, "Horace, if you don't stay down, I'll have your dad come sit on you!"
Two days later . . . feathers and pinions start appearing.
I think this guy was tryin' to tell his momma something . . ."Worm? Please? Now? Soon?"
Incidentally though, we found out they were old enough to recognize vibrations as the signal that their parents had arrived with food, however, all vibrations must sound alike to baby robins, because a photographer traipsing down the stairs had the same effect. =D
Only one took the bait though. ;)
After watching them a couple days, I noticed something odd she would do. After she fed them she would pause a while, cock her head, look at them (all jabbering at once), open and close her beak a few times, then fly off.
Now I'm sure there's a logical explanation for this, but one wonders if it's really a (one sided) conversation:
Baby robin #1(We'll call him Robert) "What's for lunch?! Are we having worms again?! Is that all their is out there?! What do caterpillars taste like?!"
Baby robin #2 (Harold, at the same time) "Mommmm! Horace just stuck his wing in my eye again! And he was crowding me earlier!! And-"
Baby robin #3 "Mom! Mom! Guess what?! I saw something! It was REALLY big and part of it was square and black, and Robert thought it was you with food!"
This has got to be one of my favorites: Mouths open all the way!
Did you know baby robins can sleep-eat?
They really would fall asleep with their mouths open!
They are just so funny.
Welp, that's all for now!