When this nest was built, the first thing I noticed about it was that it was deeper than last year’s nest, but more narrow. So, I was a bit concerned when I saw five eggs, I was wondering if there would be enough space for everyone. It was amusing to see this photo when the adult robins were off the nest:
You could fit a few more in there the way they are all crowded together. It is a good way to keep everyone warm while Mom is away though. I took this with my Canon Powershot on May 7th. A bit later with my 50D, I got this shot:
It looks like the food is being inserted directly into the baby’s stomach doesn’t it? You can see a bit of leftover shell attached to the nest as well. That is interesting to me because usually the adults get rid of all the shell pieces right away.
This next series of three shots were taken on May 8th, all with my 50D:
Looks like a tug of war there!
Looks like a couple of the babies are getting a bit squished.
Thanks to everyone who is following along, your comments are always appreciated. If you are new to this story, here are some other installments: How I am getting these shots and some freshly hatched shots are here. My first update is here.