Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wednesday Potpourri - American Robins

I was at my son's house and they had American Robins nesting on the side of the deck.

These are the three Robins when I got there in the nest. They were really crowded and the one on the right needed to have fledged.
You can see its size when compared to the others.
The mom and dad kept bringing them food throughout the evening. It was a rainy evening and morning.
This is a view the next morning and one had fledged earlier and the other was getting brave. He did leave the ledge a short time later. The last robin chick will leave real soon.
I found him on the ground and he flew to the water fountain to get his bearings.
He is a strong looking bird and should do fine.

22 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh what great pictures, Tom.... Our Northern Flickers won't let us anywhere near those babies. Today, one of the birds HISSED at George. He backed up very quickly... ha ha

We think we have 3 babies ---but we won't know until they fledge... I hope I get to see them sometime!!!!!

Your Robins are cuties!!!
Thanks,
Betsy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

OOPS---I meant Brown Thrashers ---not Northern Flickers.... GADS--what was I thinking???? ha ha (Senior Moment)

Shellmo said...

Nice captures Tom! That one Robin baby looks twice his siblings size!

Tina said...

Lol..I just adore the pictures of baby hugey in the nest with his siblings!! Some of these baby birds outweigh their parents 2 to 1!! What a great series of pictures..you really did a great job capturing all the action. You are right, they looked really healthy and ready to see the world!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

And so starts the next generation.New life is interesting.
Blessings,Ruth

mitt vattenhål said...

Great photos!!
Looks like the big one should be a diffent kind of bird, as the cuckoo who leaves their egg for some other smaller bird to take care of.
thanks for showing!!

Jan said...

Wow, these are great photos of the Robins. I feel as if I've visited your son. Thanks.

Carletta said...

Great shots FG!
Mom and Dad must have felt assured to have built a nest on the deck and so open.

Luke Wiley said...

You got really close to these guys.

Abe Lincoln said...

It is nice to see the robins and what they seem to do best. Make a nest and fill it with life. I really think they are excellent at what they do. These photos prove that and the photos are very nice too.

Craig Glenn said...

Nice Tom. Good captures!

Craig

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

They are just too sweet Tom!! How wonderful to share these lovely pics with us. Thank you.

I left a message for you on Craig's blog. :)

Mary said...

Oh, Tom...these are excellent! How neat to watch them fledge. That one is a little piggish...maybe Mom should have given him a shove :-)

Twisted Fencepost said...

What a great photo opportunity. I found some robin eggs on the ground the other day. That's about my extent of baby birds. The nests are always up high.
Great shots!!

Pietro said...

Tom, thanks for sharing this great pictures of the Robins. The last close up is so interesting. I've enjoyed them a lot.

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TSannie said...

Thanks for sharing that. As many robins as we have, I've never seen a baby.

Tipper said...

WOW what bird pics! Totally amazing captures-so clear and bright. The babies do look quite crowded in the one shot : )

Shionge said...

I'm fascinated and thrilled to see all these photos FG, nice!!!

Philip said...

I love Robins with their red chest the Cape Robin is SA's Bird of the Year Great shots

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful photos. It must have been very, very exciting to come across these birds.

Rose said...

These are great pictures...how lucky you are to have captured them.