Saturday, 2 July 2011

American Robin

American Robin, Turdus migratorius
Last year we had the good fortune to have American Robins nest in our yard. We were able to monitor the activity from the very earliest days of nest construction to the successful fledging of four offspring.
The pictures above show the sequence of events on the following dates:
1. 12 May 2010 - Adult with a beak full of nesting material.
2. 20 May 2010 - Four eggs in the nest.
3. 31 May 2010 - Four tiny hatchlings.
4. 08 June 2010 - Four well developed nestlings.
5. 07 July 2010 - A successful fledgling perched on the back of a chair.

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