Friday, June 29, 2012

Robins Are Almost Human or Vice Versa

At first I thought they were just two robins hanging around under the bluebird feeder looking for dropped meal worms.

Then I thought they were just two robins squabbling about something as all birds sometimes seem to do.

But when I looked at the pictures, I realized that it was an adult robin and a fledgling robin and the fledgling was demanding food as all youngsters sometimes do.

And then I missed the shot where the actual transfer took place but now it appears there's something in the fledglings beak that used to be in the adult's beak.

And although this pictures is blurry, the fledgling looks satisfied and so does the adult.

And while the adult looks on to be sure he doesn't lose it, the fledgling turns away to get a better grip and begins to gulp down the morsel.
And then the adult looks at the camera as if to say, "See, the bird world is similar to the human world.  Young people are grabby and demanding and adults are patient and loving".

That is how it is in the human world, isn't it?  At least that's how I choose to remember it - not the youngsters grabby and demanding - mine were always angels.  But, the adults patient and loving?  Always!


  1. LOL very cute! I didn't realize the parents still fed the kids after the left the nest, I love that! Great pics!


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