American Robin nest about two weeks after nest construction started and one week after the eggs were laid - the date is April 27, 2009. Typical construction of robin nest involves coarse materials on bottom and outside walls which is lined with mud and then covered by a layer of fine grass.
Close-up of nest on April 27 shows four blue eggs!
A week later on May 4th, the American Robin saga continues. Today is when the eggs hatched, with three hatched and one more egg to go.
Day the robin eggs hatched, still one egg there but it is covered by sibling
Day 1 after hatch with mamma American Robin all poofed out and keeping the hatchlings warm
American Robin nest: Day 1 after hatch
American Robin nest: Day 2 after hatch, hatchlings a little bigger already and with some more feathers
Close-up of Day 2 American Robin hatchlings
American Robin nest: Day 4 since hatch shows hatchlings big enough to allow head dangling over edge! It looks dead but was just having a sleep!
Day 4 American Robin hatchlings
American Robin nest: day 6 since hatch shows much large hatchlings with bigger mouths and many more feathers starting to appear.
American Robin nest: day 7 shows bigger and darker hatchlings
American Robin nest: day 7 shows almost no room left in the Inn!
American Robin nest: Day 9 shows no hatchlings left! Way too early for them to fledge, so must have been taken by predator: American Crow, Common Grackle, Blue Jay, Domestic Cat, Raccoon are all possibilities.
The empty American Robin nest :-(