Monday, July 6, 2009
+++ I peer through my window and nature astonishes me with changes every single day. In little more than a week, three stark naked baby robins burst from their aqua blue shells and since have sprouted fuzz, then feathers and finally, functioning wings. I watch each stage with my mouth as agape as the open beaks prevalent in these photos. If I step outside with my head wobbling on my neck, Rockin' Robin will surely poke a worm or two down my throat, if only to shut me up.
As the Robinettes mature, Rockin' Robin is guarding them with constant vigilance. I snapped the latest photos from the sliding glass door per the parental units firm admonishments. Their swoops and squawks drove me inside. Stubborn as I am, I reluctantly but with good reason (mainly fear of a perturbed peck or wrathful wing beating), succombed to their repeated warnings.
I passed long minutes over the last several days awaiting the perfect opportunities to capture the most unique moments. My efforts paid off. I'm especially happy with the photo of the entire family. At long last, I caught both parents at the nest at the same time.
The Robinettes are outgrowing their inflexible nest. When they stretch and flap their wings I fear one might topple out perhaps prematurely, although I'm confident that they're nearly ready for the next stage of their lives.
Continue to stay tuned. I assure you that the most thrilling moments are yet to come.
Please take time to click on the photos for an up close look.