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Sunday, August 24, 2008

seems a bit late in the season for robin chicks

but out in the backyard, up in the magnolia tree, we have a robin's nest. in it are at least 2 and probably 3 1 to 2 week old chicks. i always thought they were a springtime event. must be all that global warming.
anyway, they are a loud bunch, raising hell if they don't get fed often, but really squawking when one of the parents shows up with a tasty treat like a cricket or worm.
i climbed up onto a ladder to take some pictures. since the nest is up a ways, and snuggled down into the branches, i couldn't get a straight on shot without disturbing the nest, which i wouldn't do.
so here are a couple of shots taken the other day, showing at least one of the chicks, and a parent.
as always, click picture for other size choices

robin chick
look between the leaves to see the chick's head

feed meeeee
feeeeeed meeeee

feed meeeee now
feeed meeee NOW!

mom's home
Mom's back, with snacky treats!

watching the watcher
Mom's not too sure what to do about the voyeur

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2 Comments:

Blogger reddog said...

I bet robins lay at least 3-4 clutches a season and more in a temperate area like California.

8/25/08, 2:17 PM  
Blogger Ted said...

Bet reddog is right. Out here in New England I think them red, red, robins have already went bob, bob bobin along straight to sunny Florida. Nice post. The old muser

8/28/08, 5:34 PM  

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