Don’t Leave Us With The Babies

Did you ever see that Air Tran commercial where the couple hand over their little ones to the grandparents and then quickly zoom off on vacation, leaving the older gentleman crying out,  “Don’t leave us with the babies!”

Well, if I were the Mama of the young Robin that has been hanging out in my backyard, I would definitely be echoing the words of that commercial!  This fellow is one loud and demanding baby!


His cycle goes something like this:  Beg, wait, eat, repeat.

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Then, beg, wait…and you might as well scratch your ear while you wait…

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…then eat and repeat!  This little guy can pack away some peanuts!

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He’s a  cutie, but he is definitely high maintenance!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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17 Responses to Don’t Leave Us With The Babies

  1. Sheila Moss says:

    He’s almost as big as the mama! How long is it before mama robins cut the apron strings?

  2. Wow, I didn’t know they even eat peanuts! Very cool, and lovely shots as always Kathy. 💜

  3. Wonderful article and excellent photographs!

  4. Carol says:

    Such fun pictures! By the looks of the second photo, this little guy needs a time out!! 😉

  5. aussiebirder says:

    I see a lot of this sort of thing with all the different species, when out birding Kathy, and I also see parent birds escape from their little one’s demands for a time by just distancing themselves when they have had too much. This is a bit like what our children love to do when they hand their kiddies over to us grandies for a break:-)

    • kathydoremus says:

      I know what you mean! Yesterday I was watching a young Woodpecker follow Dad from tree to tree while Dad was clearly trying to get a little distance!

  6. de Wets Wild says:

    If they were humans humans I’m sure his parents can’t wait for the day he moves out, and when he does they’ll go crazy with worry and longing!

  7. Denis1950 says:

    Fledglings sure know how to ask for food

  8. Tiny says:

    Cutie for sure! And like any baby, waiting is not his forte 🙂

  9. Fantastic captures, Kathy!

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