|Baby Robins Awaiting their Mom's Instructions|
This must be a prime nesting location. Many times robins will look for a sheltered nesting spot if they can find one. Ideally predators would not have access to the back side of the nest and the front side would have an open view to any looming dangers. They should have a clean water source nearby, it should provide camouflage to the birds, predators should be deterred from getting to the nest should they find it's location, the nest to allow them to blend into the surroundings, and offer an ample supply of food in the surrounding area as well.
I must have popped out the door at the perfect time because they were all looking at their mom in the tree nearby. I managed to stay in the doorway by the house so I couldn't get "scolded" and swooped by her. She seems to sound a bit "angry" when I am too close and her call is closer to a "yelling" sort of "tone". It is quite possible that is all in my imagination though as I seem to give animals attributes that they don't really display.
She is constantly standing guard over them in nearby trees as are usually several other robins, ever watchful over the young birds in her nest. You don't see their presence as much when the babies first hatch. I believe it must be because the other robins are on a constant hunt for food to feed either themselves or their young. I understand that the siblings help the parents to take care of the young birds often times if they don't have a mate and nest of their own.
That is certainly understandable as raising these quickly growing babies would require vast quantities of food. I have seen them capture a wide variety of food for the babies. Mostly it seems that they bring insects and worms to the young birds. I imagine the protein must be necessary to sustain such rapid growth. Though I have seen robins eat various berries in years past.
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