Nellie"s Needles

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Baby Robin's First Adventure

 I actually saw him fly out of the nest.

Before I knew it, he was out of the tree and out of the courtyard.
I shooed him back into the courtyard and closed the door.  There's a cat that run's free in the neighborhood and he likes to hang around here.
 The little one flies from driftwood to sculptures.   It seems to grow as I watch it.  All day long it's been flitting around the courtyard and both parents have come to feed it.
It can fly rather high, but not up into the tree.  It seems to eventually be able to turn itself around on a perch to get going in the right direction.  It's now getting dark and the mother seems quite concerned.  I think it will be alright in the courtyard for the night.  There seems to be a lot of feathers on this little one and they can fluff out quite a bit, too.  I wonder if a sibling will be joining him tomorrow leaving the smallest of the three baby birds alone in the nest.

8 comments:

Merry said...

Thanks for all those wonderful photos. So much fun following this little chick on his first journey.

Rafael's Mum said...

Hi Nellie, I haven't commented before but I have been following your blog for a while. I love the beautiful things you make, you are so talented!! I am totally in awe and as a beginning quilter just ooh and aah along as you make more and more lovely things!

Thank you for keeping us up to date with the robin family. I check up every day to see how they are faring and it is almost as good as having a nest in your own backyard! I am really enjoying it so a big thank you from the UK !!

Beverly said...

I'm having so much fun watching this robin family- thanks for keeping us all up to date!

Vicki W said...

Awwww, how cute!

Plays with Needles said...

I get a lot of enjoyment out of watching the antics of birds. What I like most about all your pictures is that I see amazing artwork everywhere! You must have quite a wonder-filled house!

Kay said...

What a wonderful thing to see!

Heather said...

It's such a nerve-wracking time for bird lovers and parent birds. Some of our babies are almost ready to leave the nest - I can't hear them trying out their wings inside the nesting box. We always keep a look out for cats and have several in our neighbourhood. Hope your little one and his siblings grow up safe and sound.

Gail P said...

oh my, the babies are just too precious. What a great find, the fish and love how you hung it!