What strikes me as lovely is the teamwork between dad and mom. I didn't see much of him as she sat sentry during the gestation period. But now, he works his tailfeathers off. He flies to and fro, fetching the plumpest of worms (yes, they're plump...I can see em!) for his momma and babies. He hands them off to her, and she feeds them to the babies. Then she fluffs herself back out, settles down over those tiny heads, and waits for the next delivery (to come again in mere minutes). It is a rare occasion that both are absent from the nest. Then all of the downy heads peek up, as if to say "Hey! It's cold out here! Bring back the blanket!"
I love that the entryway of our home is guarded by the home of a small robin family. I get they are not guarding our home, but maybe it is a sign that we have made such a lovely home here in the plains of Northwest Ohio, these robins cannot help but nestle in and build their family right along with us. It is a nice notion, right?