I have a robin nest in my shed in Southwick, West Sussex. Four eggs laid by 23rd April, only one chick has ever been seen. Chick was born Sat 9th / Sun 10th May.
For some reason YouTube pulled the first two streams after 72 hours or so citing a 'violation of community guidelines' God knows why. Hence be prepared for the stream to be updated. Below are two links, the first is the YouTube stream; the second is to my website where I've embedded the stream. If it goes down again I'll embed another in the same place so you can find it easily. This means I won't have to repost a new stream link every time.
The adult robins are very tame - yesterday I was raking away a load of ivy that I'd removed from a wall and dumped on the lawn a few days earlier. As I was raking it the male (I think) was picking insects out of the remains and going in and out of the shed to feed the chick. He came with a couple of feet of my own feet and the rake a number of times. We watch from the sun-room, they enter the shed via the eaves, then appear on screen. Addictive viewing.
2013 photos & vids here
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Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
ADVICE PLEASE. Robin aged approx 10 days has fallen / got out of the nest on the box on the shelf in the shed, and is now wedged in and under the leaves that the nest was made on. Seems to have buried itself somewhat. Still moving but might be stuck - looks it to me. What should I do - carefully pop it back in the nest or not interfere? There's no danger of cats etc the shed is safe, but I'm concerned that it can't get anywhere from where it is, even if it is an early fledgeling, which I doubt given it's age. I'd welcome feedback ASAP please!
In reply to monkeycheese:
It's considerably smaller than the adult but with feathers / down, approx 10 days old. Spoke to an RSPB chap who advised to move it in view if it's buried. I lifted it gently with a cardboard scoop from under the leaves and it suddenly got very agitated and flapped off the cardboard and more by luck than judgement, landed back in the nest. Stream going live again ASAP.
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