Wednesday, June 22, 2011

robin babies!

the robins hatched a few days ago. look how cute and gross they are!

i found part of one of the shells and put it in this tiny nest that i found after a wind storm on the ground under one of the pine trees in my backyard.

the parents are extremely protective and yell at me whenever i’m within sight of the nest.


GoneferalinID said...

Great photos! The chicks remind me of the Skexis from The Dark Crystal.

Bumble Lush (A Garden Blog) said...

These pictures are so great! I wish I could get close-ups like this of birds, let alone pics of baby birds. So cute (and gross! haha)

Kim and Victoria said...

Oh so cute! I've heard angry robins before; VERY loud!

Amy said...

Love the way mama(?) robin is all puffed up to make herself more threatening...and punk. Great shots.

Vetsy said...

Emily I agree, and I think that all baby birds look gross! especially in the early stages of growth.

A few years ago... My Cardinal family to my surprise, had the ugliest little babies. I would have never guessed that they were baby cardinals had I not seen them in the nest...Lol!

Never-the- less, those are great pictures, your timing was good. It's a Joy to catch nature in action in our own backyards.

Andrea said...

Great bird shots! You've really caught some expressive reactions.

Emily said...

goneferal--i'm ashamed to say i've never seen that movie, but i looked skexis up and i see the resemblance.

bumble lush--thank you! i bet you'll get the opportunity sometime.

victoria--no kidding, crazy loud. and aggressive.

amy--haha, so punk. she even kinda has a feather mohawk. i'm pretty sure that is the mom because she's not as brightly colored as the other one.

vetsy--i know, doesn't it seem like the chicks should be less yucky looking? like chicken babies...they're so fluffy and cute.

andrea--thank you! their eyes have opened now--i'll be posting some update shots soon.