Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Leaving the nest

A mama robin decided to make her nest on the windowsill of one of my colleagues at work. He installed a camera to capture the nestlings' progress and made a time lapse montage. It's amazing to watch.


The adult birds never stop caring for their young, much like all you hard-working parents out there.


12 comments:








Julie

said...

that was so amazing!! wow, what a pleasure to see something like that close up.





melissa

said...

what an amazing video. that is one busy mama.





CelticCastOn

said...

So cool. T and I just watched this together. She kept saying "Bordy sit in, bordy seepin"
Its amazing how far she puts her beak in when she's feeding them, you'd think they'd choke!





Jules

said...

Wonderful! A precarious place to nest... and amazing to see how big the chicks got and the mum perching on top!

Thanks for sharing such an insightful set of images. What a wonderful place to work!





Annie

said...

That video is quite wonderful. Thank you for sharing :)





Aline

said...

I can't wait to watch this again with my wee folk. Thank you for sharing this! I loved the night time part and when she had bug for each beek, priceless! XX





Margie Oomen

said...

it is an exhausting job, parenthood but it is filled with treasures and then one day they do leave the nest:)





Candice

said...

Spectacular! We had nesting robins in June and it is an amazing thing to witness. Our brood of three stayed around our garden for a couple of weeks after leaving the nest. They even came back to the nest, but really only landed there for a few moments. Once they lost their speckled chest feathers and 'learn the ropes' of being a robin, I couldn't tell my brood from the other robins. But, it is truly a miracle.





Poshyarns

said...

How incredible, and rather sobering.





barbara@sparrowavenue

said...

what an exhausting video!
laruelapalooza.blogspot.com had some pretty amazing shots of robins growing up on her porch





Geninne

said...

Amazing video! Loved it :) Hope you guys are having a great time in NY! It was SO lovely to meet you Nicole. I'm now a fan of your blog. Your knitting is absolutely incredible.





Holly M

said...

Fantastic! I'm worn out just watching it -- no wonder I never had kids :)