Last summer, we returned home after 10 days of camping to discover that in our absence, someone had set up residence in the rafters of our covered deck, so I set up a ladder close by, and spent the next several weeks getting up close and personal with our baby robins. Mama was very trusting and patient as I climbed up and down, snapping the pictures that you see here. It was an absolute privilege to watch the miracle of life unfold right before our eyes, and to see the changes that would occur in “our babies” quite literally, overnight.
One evening, two weeks after 2 of the 3 eggs hatched (the 3rd never did), our little ones spread their wings and clumsily left the nest. Fortunately, we were sitting on the deck when that moment arrived, so I grabbed my camera, and snapped the few pictures of our babies, as they hopped through the grass, and then made their way up into the low branches of a pine tree at the back of our property.
Hope you enjoy:
We were thrilled when Mama returned this year in late spring, and laid three eggs, and then again in July to lay 2 more, allowing us to experience it all for a second and third time, until our babies left the nest and hopped off into the shelter of the pines, once again.