Such a shame newborn birds missed the “cute” gene that kittens and puppies got. Robin nesting is going well at Tawharanui. Most of the 30+ pairs have fledged their first broods and many are onto their second. The two newly hatched chicks above are a first brood which usually have two chicks. Second clutches are usually three eggs and those pairs that go on to a third clutch generally drop back to two again. They’ll spend 21 days in the nest before fledging and another few weeks around their parents before becoming independent. By this time, though, they are much cuter and ready to face the world.