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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

About to Go


And in the middle of our garden tour this weekend, (of course!) the baby robins in a nest on the barn spot lights, decided to fledge, adding much to the entertainment of our garden visitors, who believed we orchestrated it for their benefit. One jumped out of the nest and landed in the crabapple tree next to the barn. The other two, pictured here, stayed in the nest for a few more hours, getting up their courage. It was interesting that they changed their calls and began to make the fledging calls before they fledged. Just after I took this photo one jumped and followed the mother robin into the bushes. The last one soon followed. Whew! I was worried, but they all made it to safety. Now they are well into the woodland cover and the parents are hunting all over our garden for food for them.

2 comments:

Kat said...

What a wonderful photo! I love it.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a treat to watch the birds take that first uncertain flight!
Blessings,Ruth