Sunday, May 28, 2017

Robin Chicks ready to fledge

Hungry, hungry robin chicks nearly ready to fledge. The male robin with the deeper colored breast feeds the chicks from the left, while the female robin with the lighter colored breast feeds the chicks from the right. 

Of course, no baby robin video would be complete without some pooping action;-) The parents either take the fecal sac away from the nest, or they eat it (when the chicks are very young.) Note that the fecal sac is rather balloon-like and is similar to a disposable diaper. Check out this article titled, "The Scoop on Poop - Disposable Diapers for Birds." Good stuff! 

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