Sunday, June 23, 2013

They've Flown the Step!

But before we get to that part, we'll back up to where the baby robins were last time and go on from there...

Back when they objected to being sat on . . . .

And they still had their mouths turned upwards 75% of the time . . .

Then we saw this.

What exactly is this you wander? A big worm? Or! that really what you think it is? Nah . . . it can't be a  . . .a - Garter snake?!

Yes, I'm afraid it is.   =)

So . . . it begs the question: When is the right time to give your offspring snakes for dinner?   

At first we thought they were just fighting over who got it, but then it became obvious. that it was more "If you won't give it to me, then just take it all and let's be done with it!" 

(Notice the unlucky one that got stuck on the bottom of the nest whilst these two thrashed around!)

 *A Birds Eye View*

*sorry, just couldn't resist!*

Eventually, one of them got it out of his mouth, and left it (probably quite happily too!) to the other.

Aren't they justtoocuteforwords?


Now that they were older, mom gave 'em the equivalent of the "Don't talk to strangers" lecture:

"Okay, and if those big creatures come down the stairs again, don't perk up, open your beaks, or blink your big eyes and  just generally look cute! Drop to the floor! Hide under your wings, show 'em there's nothin' but boring grayish fluff and feathers! Don't move a feather!"

And they were pretty good at it.
Any more shots I had hoped to get of open mouths- all past now.        

A headless robin?!


Nope! He's just camera shy. 


Speckled Fledges

God Bless!
                                   ~Jenny  ♥


  1. Aw, this is so sweet! You did a truly awesome job capturing all the different birds! And those babies... you'll always, always miss the little ones.

  2. You're so lucky to witness so much nature! And I love that you did a follow up post :)


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