I have to celebrate the American Robin today. This beautiful male just popped up in front of me while I was looking for another bird. He was alert and occasionally let out a sharp chirp.
And here's what came toddling after him, a nestling that should still be in the nest. But that isn't the way the journey goes sometimes. Don't miss those tuffs of down around his crown. So cute!This nestling, by the way, matches the parents, unlike the fledgling with Cardinal parents that perched on my patio recently. This youngster has Robin coloring and attitude with pale red under wings and reddish feathering on his breast.
He quickly tired, found a spot among the leaves and twigs and settled in for a nap. I could see him from a small embankment above and came back several times to see what they were up to. I learned a lot from watching this nestling and his pop.
More about this Robin family, the Bluebirds I promised and our Red-shouldered hawk family coming up.
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For the Love of It...
...the sage sees heaven reflected in Nature as in a mirror, and he pursues this Art, not for the sake of gold or silver, but for the love of the knowledge which it reveals.