Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Out of the nest

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Yesterday when I stepped outside to walk to the mailbox, I heard a funny noise—a bird noise but different. Looking around to locate the source I saw a baby robin sitting on the driveway. Oh, no was my first thought. First of all the sun was blazing hot and so was the pavement it was sitting on. I was afraid he was going to cook himself sitting there, so I gently made him hop to the cooler grass.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

He obviously didn’t have enough of his feathers in to fly. His wings were too short and he had no tail to speak of.  The parents were flying from tree to tree and hopping around on the ground anxiously waiting for me to leave so they could care for their baby. This parent has a green worm in its mouth, can you see it?

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

At this point there wasn’t really anything I could do except leave the baby resting in the grass and let the parents do what they could. I’ve tried to raise baby birds before and it never worked. I can only hope for a happy ending for this little guy. I just love the tufts of feathers above his eyes. He’s so sweet!

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Comments:

Another great series of pictures, you do good work. I am thinking that there is a happy ending.

Great photos! I hope everything turns out ok for that baby.

ah! i look like that of a morning! hope he is ok1

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