by Richard Cammell
(Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom)
This year we were lucky enough to have a robin nesting in the garden and when the chicks arrived they were just so cute. We had great fun watching them, they were a joy to see and very comical too. My partner managed to take this short video.
The mother robin had just fed one chick and then another chick showed up and wanted feeding. The mother didn't know which chick to feed next and ended up feeding the same chick twice and the other went without. The mother robin looks very confused and harassed!
The mother and baby robins became very tame and would come to the back door to be fed. One day my partner had been videoing the mother and baby robins and came into the kitchen to show me the video. On the video clip the baby robins were squeaking for food.
As we were watching the video clip, the next moment the mother robin appeared and hopped into the kitchen with a beak full of food. She looked very surprised that her chicks were not there.
She had obviously heard the baby chicks squeaking in the video and had rushed in to feed them. We had to quickly stop the video and gently usher the mother robin out of the kitchen.