Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Flying feathered fledglings

The robins have both been working relentlessly to feed their nest of young. Late yesterday, their young were suddenly out of the nest and fluttering their wing feathers in the apple trees flying short distances from branch to branch. How quickly they learn the craft.

I was not able to capture any of this with the camera as I was so concerned to make sure that the cat was no where in the vicinity whilst they were learning to be mobile.

Today, cock robin was positioning himself on the garden furniture once more and calling out for more food ... more food. It is difficult to see but all along this cock has a few loose feathers on his back and is easily distinguishable from any other robin. You can just about see it if you look closely. These feathers that stick out ... have no way impaired his ability to look after his family and he is certainly the most vociferous robin that I have ever encountered. He is now so cheeky that he comes quite close to the back door, sits on the fence and calls for more food - perhaps I should have called him 'Oliver Twist.'

'Cock Robin with his permanent ruffled back feathers'

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