Photos by Don Webb

Robins! A true sign of spring. Messenger photographer Don Webb found this nest with a couple baby birds waiting for their momma to return with some nourishment, which usually consists of invertebrates, such as beetle grubs, earthworms, and caterpillars, fruits, and berries. It is one of the earliest bird species to lay eggs, beginning to breed shortly after returning to its summer range. The nests of robins consist of long coarse grass, twigs, paper, and feathers, and is smeared with mud and often cushioned with grass or other soft materials. Robins are also among the first birds to sing at dawn. A lovely sound on a beautiful spring morning.