Nest started Sunday 15th May, just inside workshop door, wire reels
kicked onto floor to make room above small drawer unit.
6 eggs laid between Thursday 19th & Tuesday 24th May.
She started sitting on eggs Monday 23rd May.
Chicks hatched on & around Monday 6th June, she often stays on the nest while he feeds her & the chicks. Later, both feed hungry babies.
Chick fell out of nest Thursday 9th June, put back in with no
apparent harm done. Jay in workshop same day, yet to confirm if
there were any casualties.
Only 3 chicks visible on Saturday 11th June, suspect other 3 taken by
jay. Parent robins take turns feeding remaining chicks on Wednesday 15th June.
3 chicks got spooked and all jumped out of nest at the same time on
Saturday 18th June. Adult returned with juicy catapillar to find an
empty nest! 1 chick went straight outside, the other 2 stayed in the workshop where the parents continued to feed them (big spider!!).
2 robin chicks still had run of workshop along with 5 swallow chicks
on Tuesday 21st June, bit disruptive to woodturning!
2 chicks with the run of the workshop, keeping each other company
on 22nd June.
Robins Nest Too:
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