When robin parents attack!

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.

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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

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

4 thoughts on “When robin parents attack!

  1. This was exciting, and a great development. Pretty hilarious trying to take a photo while running away from the parents. Must have felt like an interesting moment. I am happy for this update.

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