I was working in the home office, getting a lot done...
- hehehehe, not really -
trying hard not to be distracted by all of the bird activity outside the window.
But, every now and again, I would glance over and watch the birds eating, bathing and playing.
It is nourishment for my soul.
Then, I saw them...
some young robins being fed by momma.
Something you don't see every day...out in the open, in plain view.
I grabbed the camera, quietly opened the window...
and there they were, right in front of me.
I got some great pictures to share with all of you...
Immature Robin Red Breast...
Mom - Adult Robin Red Breast
Siblings, I only saw two which is an unusual brood size.
Mom's got a good size worm here...
feeding it to the patiently waiting baby.
The markings are distinct, especially on the belly, and on the wings as well.
She fed them for an hour and there was a very distinct pattern.
The first worm she pulled, she ate, every single time.
The next worm she fed to one of the babies.
The young ones were quiet as they waited to be fed,
unlike the Blue Jay babies who squeal and squeal.
They were able to fly, short distances, but stayed close to mom.
Here she has a nice big juicy worm...on this day, there was no shortage of worms.
I will never forget this experience...
watching a mother feed and care for her youngin's.
It felt like a privilege, so natural and pure...the beginning of their journey of
- roots and wings -
She loved those little ones and she knew instinctively how to feed them.
Isn't nature extraordinary?