This April we were blessed to see a female robin building a nest on top of the light above our mailbox on our front porch. Then the robin started sitting on the nest. When she was away looking for worms and insects to eat, we peaked inside her nest and saw three small robin eggs. She sat on her nest for two weeks. Then the baby robins started cracking open the eggs and came out of the shells. First one. Then two. Then on day three the last baby robin emerged. They were so extremely cute looking with translucent skin. We were delighted to watch as they developed their feathers. The mommy and daddy bird took turns feeding their babies worms. It was exciting to see their beaks pop up for food when the mommy flew to the nest with a worm dangling from her beak.
Homeschoolers: Sketch/color an illustration. Read the story called “The Ugly Duckling” and describe the adventures of the gray baby bird.