Han, the One-legged Wonder

One of the Robins that has been frequenting the backyard feeders is missing a leg – or at least part of one – but it doesn’t seem to slow him down in the least.

I call him Han…after Han Solo…because, well, solo meaning one…anyway…you get it…

Han, in typical brash Robin style, often lands on a peak perch and announces that it is his turn to partake of the Bark Butter.

He relies on a good bit of wing flapping to help him stay balanced when he is eating or drinking.

It really is rather fascinating to watch him.

I love how this fellow bravely refuses to be limited by his limitation!  That sounds like a true Jedi knight to me!


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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15 Responses to Han, the One-legged Wonder

  1. He’s a beauty in every sense of the word!

  2. 1nmbirder says:

    Perfect name for him! Birds are so amazing!

  3. Ellen says:

    We read the post and Benjamin wanted each photo enlarged, then he carefully inspected each one and finally asked : “Does Han the Robin’s ouchie hurt?” I told him that it doesn’t appear to bother Han at all. To which Benjamin smiled and said : “Oh good, his Mommy kissed it all better!” I have never seen a one-legged bird, amazing photos. Han has adapted well to injury or a birth defect. Thank-you x 2!!

  4. aussiebirder says:

    Inspiring bird Kathie. How they adapt, it is as though he actually has two legs.

  5. Jodi says:

    Wow – that is fascinating. Great capture Kathy!

  6. Amazing! With his personality Han will do just fine!

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    I like the photo of him flapping his wings for balance. 👍 Birds and all animals are so amazing to me! ❤️

  8. lindasschaub says:

    That’s amazing – when we snuck a peek at his underarms, I never realized the red feathers from the red breast extends so far up as under his wings.

  9. How wonderful Hans has survived with his disability. He is a warrior!

  10. Emma Cownie says:

    Great photos – poor Han, I wonder how he lost his leg?

  11. Mags says:

    Birds are amazing, aren’t they? These are super pictures. There was a cardinal with one leg at my place for a couple of years, he did very well taking care of himself. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures.

  12. Tiny says:

    He is an inspiration!

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