Not joking either ... they really are bird-brained. Had a couple of robins make a nest on my balcony. I know this is a forum for wildlife gardens but thought you all might enjoy the pics all the same.
Had to snap this pic of mom at night. She wouldn't stick around for me to take her pic otherwise.
4 eggs in nest
if you look close at the top most egg, you can see the hole where the babe has begun the arduous process of breaking out of its egg
Photo date: 5/30/05
3 have hatched
Photo date: 6/1/05
Wondered if the last egg would turn out to be 'stillborn' but it did hatch a day later.
Photo date: 6/6/05
They do grow fast...not even a week later
Photo date: 6/12/05
Already fledging out.
As of today, 6/13/05, only 2 babies in the nest. 2 have already "flown the coop"