deponti (deponti) wrote,

  • Mood:
  • Music:

The Robin Nursery, Creve Coeur, 160613

They may be the most common birds here, but babies are still fascinating....

At the home of friends in Creve Coeur, a pair of American Robins have nested and there are two nestlings, with an egg yet to hatch.

They've nested just below the sundeck, and the parents were not worried at all about predators..or photographers. But photography was a challenge, through the gap in the wooden slats!


I've cropped out the distracting slats, in some of the photos below.

Here's a close up of one nestling:


The size of those mouths, in relation to the bodies. gives an idea of the importance of food!



Here's the parent, with a tempting morsel:


Alas, when I could focus on the bird, in macro mode, the babies went out of focus!


Such little scraps of life ...


Even the wings are so embryonic:


From such fragile-looking creatures come the next generation of Robins...and since these birds are to be found in plenty, it's obvious that they are not as fragile as they look!
Tags: babies, briding, nature, nest, st louis, video, wildlife, youtube

  • Hulimangala, Sun, 250721

    I always worry when visiting a bird/nature location either for the first time, or after a long gap, if I am bringing a group along. What will the…

  • Art by Biju

    Just look at this painting by Biju Cherayath . This is (was, it's almost gone now) a ramshackle shed at the edge of Gulakmale Lake. It…

  • Kolar, 01,020721

    Twelve of us had a simply amazing "other-creatures" outing to Kolar. I am giving all the details of our trip here, for anyone to refer to.…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.