Saturday, June 22, 2013

Birding: June 20 - Cute little baby robin!

June 20 : cute #fmsphotoaday Took a picture of this little fledgling while it's Mama was harassing me from a nearby branch. #robin #birding #ilovebirds

I was walking through our garden when I spotted this little fella' hidden amongst the leaves. I don't know what made me look, but I'd seen the mottled orange chest, and did a double take! A little baby robin, perched on a disused fence, looking a wee bit scared. I think it was learning to fly and perhaps was just taking a break when I spotted it. It then tried to sit very still, hoping and praying to its bird gods that I don't notice him.

And what did I do?

I stopped in my tracks, stooped down and started to talk to it. I mean, if someone were to see me, they'd probably think I was crazy, squatting amongst the trees, talking to myself. Actually, I just wanted to do encourage the little bird to fly. I was tempted to reach out and let it perch on my arm, like I did with those orphan starlings a year ago, but this little birdie didn't know me, and I shouldn't get too friendly too soon. And of course, in a minute, I heard its noisy Mama on a nearby branch, chirping and squawking, telling me to leave her baby alone.

I'll let nature do its thing. This little birdie will fly very soon. Good luck and fly safe!


  1. Sooo cute! Great picture! It does look scared a little :) Have a great weekend.

  2. awww, it's adorable! maybe you'll spot it taking flight soon! :D

  3. How sweet and adorable! I would totally talk to it too.

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  4. Hahaha you are so cute! I talk to birds as well but I always make sure no one sees me because they might think I'm crazy. (I talk to plants as well hahaha)

  5. Awwww, what a sweet little bird! I hope he flys soon :)

  6. Oh, cute story! I'm sure he 'found his wings' so to speak.

    I'm always that crazy girl stooping down to talk to wildlife too, so no worries. :)


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