Missing baby Robins
by One of our Readers
I have a nest at my upstairs window sill and a Robin had laid 3 eggs.
I watched from inside my home as the eggs hatched and lo and behold, three little Robins were born.
Then one day I heard the parent singing/chirping very loudly and when I went to look, the bird was out of the nest and sitting on a wire attached to the house just chirping away.
The next day when I went to take a look at how the little ones were progressing, they were gone... all three.
Does the parent ever move their young?
I even went outside to see if they fell out onto the lawn but there was nothing there.
Does anyone know what could have happened?
Thanks for your story - depending on how old the babies were, a couple of things could have happened. If the young birds had got their feathers and were ready to leave the nest, then they could have grown up and gone.
On the other hand, if this happened so early this season, I suspect that some predator may have taken the chicks - a Crow, Blue Jay or Squirrel, perhaps.
I am sad that your little bird friends are gone, but the parent birds do have time to lay more eggs this season, and raise one or even two batches of eggs.
Thank you for telling us your story. I will also post this on our facebook page.