Pauline Copas of Independence said a mama robin chose the window ledge just outside their front door to build her nest this spring. The four hatchlings grew quickly and mama had to expand her nest to hold them. The siblings left the next two by two. Copas said it was fun to be able to watch them up close. Share your backyard (or front yard) photos with us. Email to or bring by our office at 410 S. Liberty St. in Independence.