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The family of bird is enjoying the fruits of years of caring for its young but, in March, the Robinsons lost five of the six breedings in a single fell swoop.
Worsening matters is the fact that the ravens have become voracious scavengers, nibbling on the remaining eggs.
And this cannibalism has left mom very unhappy.
By Nick Robinson-Hunter, CNN
Like any parent, Sarah Robinson was relieved when her kitties returned home after their March-induced absence.
“My three cats and I have been looking forward to naming their babies since we received them. It has meant keeping up to date with baby-name trends, spending hours decorating our little ones with little bows, ribbons and decorations – and finally having them right by our sides,” she said.
But as the Robinsons had the misfortune to give birth that day to a litter of five robins, not six, and the siblings are now just three, the Perth family had been expecting a sixth chick.
Almost a year later, one mother raven came back to claim one of her baby birds.
“They apparently have gotten pretty feisty,” Robinson said. “Five of our six turkeys were stolen — or did not come home — earlier this year.”
The family has no idea where the remaining baby robins are.
This article first appeared on Caters News Agency.