White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Nest Of Robins - Part 2, Bartlett Pond, White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA



Previously, in Part 1 which I published on June 6th, I chronicled the first days of life for this robin family. Here's the ongoing development in Part 2. The above image as of June 7th.



June 8th.



June 9th.



June 9th.



June 10th. It's getting mighty crowded in the nest as the birds grow quickly.



June 11th.



June 12th.



June 13th. Three of the four have fledged.  The remaining one is either a slow learner/flyer or, is luxuriating in the now spacious accommodation.

I was awestruck by the rapid growth of these nestlings until the light bulb in my brain turned on. The peak of caterpillar presence is right about now.  They are hanging from trees, crawling up walls, on my car, and the grass or walkways - everywhere. So the parent birds have had an incredibly convenient and plentiful source of food for their young. Yum.



June 14th. And then, there were none.



The birds don't know they are growing up near the idyllic bay of White Horse and Priscilla beaches.



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