I couldn’t stop thinking about the baby birds while we were away. I wanted to be able to watch them test out their wings, but they were growing so fast that I was sure that they would be gone by the time we got home. I was correct.
In early July, we noticed a nest in the tree in front of our home. It belonged to a robin. She sat there all day long. A week later, there were very tiny, fuzzy little heads popping up and down in the nest. It was so fascinating watching the birds. We’d check on them in the morning before work and in the early evening after we got home. The 3 baby birds were growing big and strong quickly and they had loud little chirps in the morning and when mother bird would return with food.
When we returned from our trip, we immediately looked out our window. With great sadness, we saw an empty nest. I hope the 3 little birds are doing ok. I miss them.
Here are a few pictures of the birds, from the time mother robin was sitting on the eggs up until we left for our trip. Our pictures span over a 2-week period – click image to enlarge. You can click the image again to enlarge a little bit more. You have to look hard to see the babies when they are really small. The back button will bring you back to this page. I’ve also included a video of the baby birds.