Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Spring Training: Robins Learn to Catch Worms

I was lucky to see this mother robin (center) teaching her 2 kids to catch worms.  I noticed them right away because these 3 birds were within a few inches of each other for several minutes straight. If birds can step on each other's feet, these kids were surely stepping on their mother's.

She would cock her head and listen for worms, then peck one out of the ground.  The kids would look at her with their mouths open - nope.  She didn't give them any.  This was when they would learn to feed themselves.  They stuck close in case she changed her mind, but she was determined. It was time for these cuties to leave the nest!

Remember my favorite robin picture? My own little Muppet baby.

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