Why lead off with a bunch of words when a picture tells the story?
Most of the eggs have hatched. We can definitely see 2 baby robins and one egg left. We aren't sure if the other egg has hatched and the baby is on the near side where we can't see it or the other egg is just under the babies and can't be seen. I also have to prepare you for the possibility that the 4th baby might have died or not hatched at all. If the egg didn't hatch or the chick died, Clementine would have taken it out of the nest. We'll know for certain in the next day or two.
The babies eyes aren't open yet but they react to vibrations--the movements they can feel. When they feel the nest move a little bit because Clementine or Abner have landed on the side, they stick their heads up and open their mouths wide for a treat. Ummmmm, worms. In the picture above we think they felt the small vibrations of us climbing the step ladder in the bathroom or leaning against the window a bit.
Notice how there aren't a bunch of broken eggs shells in the nest. Robins like to keep their nests very clean and tidy. After we saw that the eggs had hatched we went downstairs and looked around under the porch. Good thing, too because look at this nice prize...
We'll be back tomorrow and hopefully all the eggs will have hatched and we'll get a better look at Scoot, Feeker, Squawk and Button Open--a name that seemed a little strange at first but after seeing the hungry babies is beginning to make a lot of sense.