We have had a quick peek into the nest just to see what was actually there. It looked like there were 4 eggs in total. Two had hatched and the third was on its way. It is a shame this nest wasn’t successful but we will keep our fingers crossed for next year. We will clear the eggs and chicks out of the nest at the end of the summer when it is legal to do so.
Unfortunately, the female hasn’t been seen at all today since our cameras switched on at 7am. The male has been about bringing in food to the nest but looking very confused when the female isn’t there. We had seen some movement in the nest the day before so believed some eggs had hatched. The female was on the nest when the cameras turned off last night so something may have disturbed her or something happened early in the morning.
The female has been sitting on the nest for nearly two weeks now which is the normal time for incubation. We therefore expect any eggs to start hatching any day now. The camera location doesn’t allow us to see how many eggs are in the nest so we will have to wait and see when the chicks grow up a little. The male robin has been very busy bringing in lots of food for the female.
We had noticed a pair of Robins visiting the garden very regularly, much more than previous years. We then spotted the female gathering nesting material and heading into our ivy near our Sparrow boxes. Once nest building had completed, the Robins didn’t visit the nest as regularly during the day. We managed to get a camera located near the nest looking in. The robins continue to visit the nest every morning with the female sitting for about half an hour with the male bringing in food. We are not sure if there are any eggs as it is not easy to see with the camera and we don’t want to disturb the nest by taking a look. We will keep this diary page updated with more sightings.