Saturday, June 20, 2009

Yard — a word worth a 1000 pictures (#72-74)

Robin update. All the babies are out of the nest now. Some are big enough to stray very far — so far that I don't know where they are any more. Some are still in the garage.

Not knowing much about bird behaviour, I was very worried that the parents might abandon the babies once they were out of the nest so I decided to check on them. Both parents were nearby and soon I was the cause of panic and rapid chirping. I should have known better. These animals are as nurturing and protective as the human animal. I'm disappointed in myself for doubting them.

Picture #72: Robin Baby still needing the safety of the garage.

Picture #73: Robin Parent still bringing worms to out-of-nesters.

Picture #74: New batch of Robins on the way! (As always, I turn the camera's Flash off for shots in the garage. I know the photos end up dark and out of focus but it's worth it so that I disturb the birds as little as possible.)

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