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Old 2nd May 2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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I have been so delighted since finding a Robin nesting in the hedge in a box I lodged inbetween two branches, she then laid 5 eggs which hatched last Friday, I have been having a peek a few times every day at the beautiful babies.
Tonight my husband went to shut our chickens away and the Mummy Robin was going mental and a baby was on the grass, he came in to tell me there was a dead baby, I rushed out and picked it up and was relieved to see it was very much alive (so cute!) I quickly put it back into the nest and after a few worrying checks and the Mummy not returning, I have just been out with a torch and SHE IS HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am SO Happy
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Old 2nd May 2011, 10:27 PM   #2
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What a nice story Emma
This sort of thing does you good for being there, us good for telling us the story and most importantly the little Robin getting another chance,,,,well done
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Old 5th May 2011, 10:14 AM   #3
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Just a quick update, baby Robins and both parents doing fine and they are growing quickly!
Mr and Mrs R dont mind me having a frequent peek in during the day, which is so special
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Old 5th May 2011, 10:57 AM   #4
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Old 5th May 2011, 11:19 AM   #5
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Old 5th May 2011, 01:09 PM   #6
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Old 5th May 2011, 04:31 PM   #7
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Hi, Emma! Love your pics of Mrs R on the nest, and the youngsters - a bit hard to make out how many there are, three, four or more.

However, I should be a bit careful if I were you not to visit the nest too frequently or get too close, as however happy the parents seem about it, I don't think it would take much to spook them, and myself I'd rather stay well back than be the cause of desertion.
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Old 7th May 2011, 08:24 AM   #8
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I am devestated, My baby robins have all been killed
One was in the nest dead the others missing, I have no idea what happened it must have been during the night or very early morning.
Mrs R seems happy though still visiting to have the mealworms I put out at the end of the hedge.
Does anyone know if a Robin will nest again in the same year and if she would use her original nest?? I removed the dead chick and buried it
I feel so sad
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Old 7th May 2011, 05:39 PM   #9
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So sorry about your Robin Emma

Sadly bird deaths are not unusual in the first year, only about 25% of eggs laid get to survive a year. Any number of things could be responsible for these deaths, Magpies, Rodents, Jays, Squirrels or cats could be the culprits.
Happily Robins normally have two broods a year, sometimes three
This link may help.... http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/bird...n/nesting.aspx
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Thank you so much Penna for your reply and the link was very interesting
I really hope Mrs R becomes a mummy again soon and however much I hope to see her again, I doubt she will return to her original nest especially as I dont know what awful thing happened to her
Thank you again for your kind reply xxx
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