feathered out

almost ready

Judging by the movement in the robin nest yesterday — much rising to full height, stretching wings, chirping to the air — this nestling will fly today or tomorrow. (The three eggs hatched on July 1. This is the only survivor…) How quickly the time has passed and how changed this little guy is from the bald creature of nearly two weeks ago:

two hatched, one to go

It’s not quite full-sized and the colouring is still, well, juvenile, but i t’s kind of astonishing to remember that two days ago, this bird sported cartoonish downy eyebrows of which there’s only a tiny suggestion remaining. The parents are in the garden, busily hunting worms in the damp soil. (We just watered.)

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~ by theresakishkan on July 13, 2013.

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