Robin Chicks

Bird Nesting at Our
Pleasant Hill, Oregon Home

27. American Robin Chicks

We could not resist to peek into the nest to see the progress of the Robin's nesting effort. Two days after we took the picture of the eggs we discovered a chick had hatched. It was quite cloudy that day so we waited until the next day with sun shining. The rest had hatched. Her you see them huddling in the cold as momma flew off as we approached. We will get more pictures when they get a little older. Most song birds have altricial chicks. That means they are mostly naked at birth. They must then be cared for by their parents and can do nothing but eat what the parents bring to them. The parents must regulate their body temperature as well.

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