If you follow us on facebook, you’ve likely heard our exciting news! Mama robin has nested on our deck, and her babies hatched yesterday! Two of them hatched in the morning, and I was absolutely blessed with perfect timing last evening when I went out to check on them. I climbed up on the bench, held the camera high over my head, aiming it into the nest and snapped a picture. I never know what I’m going to get because the nest is so high. I can’t see into it. I just hold the camera up and shoot. I was absolutely over the moon when I hopped down and looked at the picture and discovered that I’d captured this shot: Baby #3 emerging from it’s egg!
If you haven’t seen the other pictures yet, please pop over to my Happy Hooligans facebook page, and check out the album titled “our baby robins”. I will update the album daily as we watch the babies grow and develop.
Cut a circle out of brown cardstock or a cereal box. Fold your circle in half and press along the crease.
Glue crumpled pieces of red or orange tissue paper on to the robin’s tummy. Add an eye, and a yellow triangle beak.
Now, when you set your robin on a flat surface, and give it a little tap, it will “rock”.
If we’d had more time, we would have made some smaller robins to go along with this Mama. Maybe tomorrow.