How to long until robin fledglings will leave?
June 2, 2014 11:05 AM Subscribe
I love wild birds and am lucky enough to have several types of wild bird nesting in my backyard this season. First to leave the nest was a fledgling robin, some research has informed me that unlike many other fledglings which seem to get up and out of the back yard quickly robins stay fledgling for a while, running around the ground hiding and being fed and trained in the ways of being a robin by their parents but I can't find any info for how long it will be at this stage.
posted by wwax to Pets & Animals (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This wouldn't be a problem but this year my dog has realised the bird is around and has made it his lifes goal to eat the bird. After a close call that had me pulling the luckily uninjured bird out of his mouth and another where my frantic scream stopped the dog mid chase I am having to take him out the backyard on a lead. I don't mind doing this as I love having the birds around but would like some idea of how long it takes for robins to get from this to where they can keep out the way of dogs on their own. He seems perfectly healthy with 2 devoted parents and can flutter up over our 6 foot privacy fences during the day, but every morning he's back again nesting under a different bush and every morning I have a heart attack as my dog lunges at the end of his lead for it.
Also I have mourning doves building a nest and some sparrows about to fledge any info on how long I have to watch out for those fledglings too would be appreciated.