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Day 18 - May 28, 2004 - Surprise Backyard Sighting!

I can't be sure, but I think I saw OUR baby robins in the backyard by the pool, a.k.a. the giant birdbath (at least that's what all the neighborhood birds think).

I saw two baby robins in our yard and another one that flew into the neighbor's yard. I noticed that the babies can fly pretty well now and that their tails are much longer. They will still have the characteristic black spots on their orange chests for a while longer.

The babies waited by the pool, while the father flew back and forth, finding and bringing food to them. One baby was in constant motion, continually hopping around the pool. That was probably the hyper baby that had hopped across the street when he first left the nest 5 days ago.

A few days ago, I saw a female robin fly up into a maple tree in our front yard with some twigs in her mouth. She looked like the same mother robin. I read somewhere that they sometimes start another family, while the father continues to take care of the babies for a few weeks.

robin nestlings day 18

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