Friday, May 18, 2012

Camera Critters


I spotted a baby Robin out back waiting for his parent to return and feed him.  There were two of them - babies - one higher up in a tree.  I am not sure if they were part of the same family but I watched as an adult fed each baby at different times.  Eventually this one flew off.

My friend Kathy just sent me a wonderful video of a nest of baby Robins, from the egg to finally leaving the nest.  Thanks Kathy!  You can see that if you click here.

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This is an added video I took of Squirrels and a Chipmunk that came to feed on the peanuts I put out today. Please excuse the screen door I shot the movie through. I didn't realize it was all wavy like that but it clears up at the end when the chipmunk appears. Too see the whole thing and not the chopped-off version, click on it to go to the full screen on your computer, or failing that you can click here.

29 comments:

  1. It's interesting to watch them in the Spring and how long parents continue taking care of them.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. Hello Denise

    I love robbins and in particular babies. It is curious how much larger the American robin is to the European robin. It always amazes our guests when they first see our big robbins.
    Helen x

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  3. you know all at once they just quit coming in Fl Hummers too sadly

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  4. I love the baby birds, am currently waiting for the blue tits to fly out of their little house.

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  5. i just love their baby spots. :)

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  6. Yeah, stick with birds and squirrels and omit creepy crawly insects. You can't go wrong with the 1st two.

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  7. Well, as you know Denise they look nothing like our red breasted robins.

    Shaun Valleys ShutterBug

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  8. Isn't it sweet :)
    He/she is speckled and getting it's new plummage.
    What a good parent !
    ~Jo

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  9. Such a sweet little baby robin!

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  10. Hi Denise, the baby robins are so cute. I like their speckled breast feathers. Wonderful sighting!Have a great weekend!

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  11. What a wonderful little bird. Thank you.

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  12. Hi Denise... What a cute video of the robins..I love that the parent that came back to an empty nest ; }
    Thanks for sharing that!!
    Your's is a riot with the Chipmunk stuffing his face ..so darn cute : }}
    Grace
    Thanks for your comment on my Raccoon photos!!

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  13. I have seen that robin video before. It's amazing! And I love your little chipmunk!

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  14. Gosh! I've never actually seen a baby robin. It looks so different from a grown up.

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  15. what a cute baby robin :-) so precious :-) Dropping by from Camera Critters

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  16. Such a sweet little baby!
    You sure have some cute wildlife out your door Denise!

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  17. What a cute baby! Nice shot!

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  18. Denise, we had hoped to be able to watch the hatching and fledging of baby robins this year, but they have abandoned the next built in the crepe myrtle with 4 eggs still in it.

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  19. Hi Denise, thank you for this wonderful video. My children really got a good laugh watching it. We even made a dialogue for the chipmunk lol.

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  20. The American Robin, my first love as an amateur birder. First to rise in many neighbourhoods, it was and remain one of my favourites.

    I'm so glad to see others appreciate this fine bird.

    Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog... je suis profondément émue et reconnaissante à vous hors de ce que les mots peuvent exprimer. Merci!

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  21. Wonderful shot, baby robin is cute.

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  22. Lovely bird.
    It's a pity that due to slow internet connection, I still can't play the video.

    Happy Sunday, Denise :)

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  23. The baby robin is so sweet. I'm glad to hear the parents were taking care of him. You know I love the video of the squirrel and chipmunk.

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  24. Your shot of the robin is great! And the video is great, thanks for sharing.
    Also your squirrel and chipmunk video is so nice to see. They come so close to your door, lucky you!

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  25. wow what a wonderful video/story of the robin!

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  26. Beautiful baby robin! I spotted a robin's nest at the edge of an evergreen tree in my front yard, but haven't seen any babies yet.

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