May 09 2009
The Don’t Walk robins were busy at their nest last week when Sam Leinhardt spent time with his camera at Forbes and Craig. He captured some great photos which I’ve highlighted in a new slideshow today. (Click on the photo to see the slideshow; it repeats until you close the window.)
The babies continued to grow and thrive. They changed from blind, nearly naked birds into recognizable baby robins. Their eyes opened first, then they grew feathers and began to open their wings. They must have been surprised to see the world. Something to flap about!
About halfway through the slideshow you’ll see they grew brown feathers on their heads except for two rows of fluff that looked like horns … another Bad Hair Day for birds. By the end of the sequence they really look like robins and have nearly lost those horns.
Such a rapid transformation!
By the time I wrote this, they’d flown.
(all photos by Sam Leinhardt)