Day 6: Early morning
The robins continue to develop and grow. It is remarkable to observe the rate at which they change.
Day 5, Morning
Day 5: Eye slits getting bigger, heads darkening.
Day 5: Feed me!
Day 6: Feathers developing
Day 6: Eye slits widening
Day 6: Lunchtime
Day 6: notice the eye slit starting to open! Gotta love the tufts of fluff on the top of the head.
We have a nest of robins in the Star Magnolia bush right by our front porch. I’ve been taking some photos (trying not to upset the mom too much). Usually just one per day. Three eggs hatched on Friday, the final egg was hatched on Saturday. On Sunday, you can see that the eye slits are starting to develop. Stay tuned!
The four eggs in the nest. This nest was re-used from last year. The "outer" nest was lined with some new material.
On Friday, April 27, we found that 3 of the eggs had hatched!
On Saturday, April 28th, the fourth (and final) egg hatched! You can see the difference in size. The last to hatch is at "7 o'clock" in the nest.
On day 3, you can see the eye slits developing.
Here you can see the back of the head, the back of the body, fluffy down, and where the feathers will emerge from.