Teapot Robin Cam - The Sequel
I mounted this little ceramic teapot nester in the ivy outside my conservatory. It has been there about three years, with nothing taking any interest. In Feb, I noticed that there was moss in there and, on closer examination, realised that there was an almost complete nest in there! I was pretty sure it was a robin and a trail cam confirmed this. I then set up a camera and gradually moved it closer and closer, ensuring it did not disturb her building. It is a beautiful nest and a lovely image on the camera.
These robins have been called Rosie and Lee (Rosie Lee is cockney rhyming slang for tea!) They successfully raised one family of 5 from this teapot. Within just a few weeks, Rosie was adding nesting materials and she is now incubating another 4 eggs, whilst Lee is still feeding the last fledglings in the garden. They certainly don't waste any time!
I noticed that there was a nest being built in the teapot
Mid March 2021
Robin starts to lay
March 23rd Started incubation
Eggs due to hatch
Incubation period is around 13 days. Due to hatch around 5th April.
Due to hatch around 16th May
The eggs hatched on 6th April. Both male & feamle will feed the young, with the female brooding in between.
On the 19th & 20th April, all 5 chicks successfully fledged!