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Overview: The Annual Cycle of the Robin
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May: Raising Babies
It's May and first brood of chicks have hatched. Always on duty, robin parents work as a team. The dependent nestlings need their parents to feed, shelter and protect them. When nestlings fledge, both parents continue to bring them food until Mom starts building a new nest for the next clutch of eggs. The fledglings stay with dad to learn important skills. Both parents are critically important to the survival of the their chicks.

Nestling and robin egg in nest

Image: Dorothy Edgington

 

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