We have been one lucky family over the years when it comes to robins. When we lived in our very first house we had a mommy robin make her nest in our little porch at the front of the house. It was amazing and I was able to capture the babies on video the very day they flew the coop.
Last year was our first year in this house and we inherited another mommy robin and it appears she's back again. She has set up house on the underside of our deck. Clearly noise is not an issue for this robin because it's where the loud boy plays lacrosse, hockey and comes peeling through on his bike.
My daughter has adopted her and named her Tia Marie. The dad's name is Paco (do robin daddy's stay around? Not sure) and the 3 babies are Cola, Cheeto and Pepi. Apparently they are a family of Hispanic robins.
We found of the egg shells just after the babies hatched. If you ever need a perfect robin's egg blue you can take this to the paint store and have it colour mixed.
It's so hard to get close enough to take photos with scaring Tia Marie. I'm determined to capture those babies so stay tuned.