This is not the first year robins have nested in our yard. Usually they have nested in one our maples and I have not been able to see them. This nest is about six feet above the ground in an densely overgrown shrub at the side of the house. It faces the brick wall and is above the dryer vent. It would be difficult for predatory birds to get near it.
Good planning on the part of the robins!
I have been taking pictures of the birds about every second or third day.
They hatched last Tuesday evening when we had a frost warning. Today the expected high is 32C. The weather has changed and the birds...well, you can see how quickly they have changed! The picture shows them at 1 day, 3 days, 5 days and 7 days old. It is a full time job keeping these mouths fed! I was surprised at the emerging blue feathers.
Here is a winged bonus. This male Common White-Tail dragonfly was hanging around my flowerpots while I was watering. He wasn't about to crawl on my finger, but he did stay still long enough for a picture.