We found a nest! In the pear tree in the backyard of my parent's house sits a robin's nest. I never saw it when it was full of eggs (unfortunately, because robin's eggs are so pretty) but I've been watching the babies for a few days now. I think there are three. They overlap and lay so close it's sometimes hard to tell.
This was the first picture I took of the nest. They were so tiny! I made sure to cover it back up so predators couldn't see in. I did scare the mom away accidentally a few times, though.
You count three beaks, right? They're so perfect. In the earlier days when I saw them they had their heads straight up and their beaks wide open, ready to be fed.
Here's the mama. With worms and maggots galore. Hopefully when I go over tomorrow they're flying! [This post was written awhile ago. Robin update: they are out of the nest! I haven't seen them in the backyard yet, though.]
Mowgli's been giving me some looks. She probably thinks I'm crazy spending so much time on a ladder next to the tree.