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.




7 comments:

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.