|Poppa shows off his brood of three proudly!|
The customers at the East Lansing Wild Birds Unlimited store were treated to the view of Mr. and Mrs. Robin and their three babies today.
When American Robins first leave the nest they can't fly. They are nurtured in their nest until they are about 2 weeks old. Then their parents begin a 2 week basic training course to teach their offspring to hop, sleep on sheltered branches at night, forage for food, and learn how to fly.
Baby robins are very vulnerable before they can fly. To help ensure that the baby robins in your yard are safe, keep cats indoors and don't use unnecessary pesticides in the lawn and garden.
It's a big world out there and it’s amazing how quickly these young birds learn to be independent.
They were eating some peanuts but then I offered them mealworms
and momma and poppa couldn't grab enough!
|Fat and happy|
For a list of licensed rehabilitators click HERE.
Or visit the Michigan Department of Natural Resources at: http://www.michigandnr.com/dlr/
Or to search for a local wildlife rehabilitation group by zip code at: http://www.wildliferehabber.org/
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