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American Robin (newly hatched)

Turdus migratorius


This posting is a follow-up to my posting "American Robin (Nesting)" of several days ago. The robins' nest this morning became the home to three brand-new, newly-hatched robins. The tiny birds are covered with a very light, downy cover of fuzz; their eyes are tightly closed. They are pretty much just little naked pieces of birds right now! The fourth egg is in the process of hatching.


Backyard. Under the porch.


What a wonderful Mother's Day surprise to peek into the nest and see these little scraps of life! The pictures aren't all that great; it's a hard spot to get a camera into in the brief moments when Mama Robin leaves the nest.

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Connecticut, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2013
Submitted on May 13, 2013

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