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.
Image: Dorothy Edgington