I returned to the robins’ nest I posted about last week on Monday afternoon to see that the four baby robins are growing amazingly fast! They have to grow fast, as they will leave the nest about two weeks after hatching. The nestlings here are about six days old.

Baby robins

They also have to be big and strong. The one that gets higher and opens its mouth wider will get more food. This brood seems like they are all about the same size, which means the parents did a good job at ensuring that the eggs all hatched at about the same time.

Baby robins being fed

This is the view from outside, where I only took a couple shots, even though these robins have become acclimated to people near their nest.

Baby robins in the nest

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.