Tuesday, June 24, 2014

'Tis the season for baby birds...

Rick spotted this newly fledged American Robin in our front yard this morning. It was about 7:15, and the grass was still wet with dew. The little bird was sitting in the grass pecking around in the ground, looking like he was not at all happy with the prospect of digging his own worms for breakfast...

A small clump of dirt clings to this fledgling's bill, evidence of his recent attempts of being the early bird getting the worm.



...gotta love the little downy "hair tufts" still clinging to his head!

Momma Robin was nearby in the tree keeping an eye on the fledgling.

12 comments:

Carole M. said...

Sweet little robin, learning new skills to go it alone...it's a big world out there.. Lovely photos Kelly

Elaine said...

What a cute little guy! Excellent photos.

Sue said...

What a sweetie! Stay safe, little guy!

E said...

Great pics, the baby is so beautiful , thanks for sharing this lovely photos. Many hugs to you.

Diane said...

I love your pictures and blog. They bring joy to my day and make me smile.

Janice K said...

I had to laugh at that second to last picture--It could be titled, "Bad Hair Day."...and such a look on it's face.

You made my day brighter!!

TexWisGirl said...

so darn adorable! grumpy little thing.

Tammie Lee said...

ahhh, such a cutie!
i had one a month ago, then it was gone.... hopefully flew away.

Mary said...

That is so cute :-)

CJ_Apple said...

Oh my gosh - these photos are exquisite. I don't think I've ever seen a robin at this stage of development - only adults and right out to the egg. The mixture of down and feathers is so interesting.

Frank said...

A typical youngster ... grumpy looking and slightly disheveled.

Lovely pics Kelly.

Banjo52 said...

You already have declarations that he's "grumpy," so I'll say he looks like a grouchy old man, esp. the curled beak, as if in a snarl. Great pics, Kelly. Such sharpness.