I watched two of this little robin’s siblings leave the nest pretty readily, but this last one seemed to require a little extra encouragement.

Maybe it was because after the other’s had fledged, Mom and Dad brought back about seven worms and there was no competition left for those worms.


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  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekabout 5 years ago

    Very nice capture ;)

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryabout 5 years ago

    This little one’s no fool; he knows where his bread is buttered! I love the vigilant look of the parent robin and the fledgling’s wing flapping vigorously in preparation for that first flight. They both seem to be looking to you for approval! Absolutely captivating, John! Everything about it sings!

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmerabout 5 years ago

    Aaawww, so sweet, John! I had a nest in my backyard last season. I hope they re-use it this year!

  • Eivor Kuchta
    Eivor Kuchtaabout 5 years ago

    What a wonderful scene to witness! So very well captured, perfect in every way!

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 5 years ago

    A wonderful capture!!!!!

  • babybird1937
    babybird1937about 5 years ago

    Oh how neat! Rarely does someone see this happen. Great shot!

  • Nira Dabush
    Nira Dabushover 4 years ago

    Wonderful composition in this excellent composed composition..
    Title fits so well

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