Barely an hour old, 3 baby American Robins hatched right on schedule. Mommy and Daddy Robin have been busy taking turns feeding the hungry trio. A major storm is blowing in tonight, but the nest is secure in the corkscrew willow tree. We wish them luck!
We have new neighbors in our backyard. An American Robin has built a nest in our corkscrew willow tree. After about 4 days building the nest, the female laid 3 eggs, one each day. Robins incubate their eggs for 12 to 14 days. Once hatched, the nestlings remain in the nest for another 14 to 16 days before fledging. Sometime around May 7 we should be welcoming them into the world.
Another extreme cold wintry day in Ohio. It is not unusual to see the American Robin stay throughout the Winter these days. Although, after this Winter season, more may make the decision to fly South next year. Shot handheld with the Tamron 500mm lens in 2007.