Monday, July 14, 2008
I am just posting an update on the little Robin Family I have been watching...the first pics I took were on July 2nd...the babies were probably 2 days old...and now, less than 2 weeks later, they have left the nest! I missed the first one leaving...he must have left early this morning...I didn't get outside until just after 8:00am...I noticed the Mom around...and then I spotted the 2nd little one in the tree (1st Pic)...about 4 ft from where I was on the deck...I snapped a few pics...and off he/she went. I decided to try to get closer to the nest to photograph the last two in the nest...
As soon as I got up there, the 3rd one flew out and down to the ground (2nd Pic)...I grabbed the camera and took a few shots.
Then, up the ladder to see the last one...I pulled the branch down and off he went...I got some really great shots of this little guy...he wasn't in too much of a hurry to leave.
And then there were none!
I have to say...the Mom and Dad were very tolerant of me taking photos...the nest was only about 8 ft out(& 10ft up) from my deck and, aside from the early posts of pics taken in the nest when they were just a few days old, all of my shots were taken from there. The parents would get within a few feet of me and just pose for the camera...I will miss this little family. They were such fun to watch! Enjoy!
Have a great week!
Posted by Nancy at 4:59 PM
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