Who knew robins could be so protective! Gosh, wow. I have been lightly monitoring a nest in my front yard that started like this.
It progressed to this.
Interesting development though, and maybe bird people out there already knew this, but as the chicks grew, the parents became more aggressive towards outsiders (me). This is the last good picture I was able to snag.
Then, and the best way to describe this is that the parents were basically kamikaze bombing me the closer I got to the nest. As it turns out, the babies were out of the nest and I could hear a change in the chirps from the parents the closer I got to the chicks on the ground. It went from a warning, to an all-out siren.
So today will be the last update on this little family. Why? Because this is what I was able to capture with my camera.
Those blurry shots are blurry because I was running away from the parents! Crazy. They were SO protective, even more than when the chicks were a day old. Hope you enjoyed the updates along the way!
-Out of the Wilderness