The robin that I blogged about earlier this week is now a proud parent! Either three or four eggs hatched and mom and dad are busy feeding the hungry nestlings.

American Robin nestlings getting fed

A quick stop lunchtime today revealed mom incubating the baby robins, keeping them warm on such a chilly day:

American Robin on nest

After only two or three minutes she flew off. A couple minutes later either she or the dad (both have rather dark heads) returned and fed two of the nestlings.

It was a joy to watch and I’ll be returning next week with my macro lens, hoping to get better pictures. In the meantime, here’s one more shot of a proud parent (taken through thte window and screen, like all the picture in this post):

Proud parent of a nestful of robins

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.