Learning To Fly

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© Melissa Olsen
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UploadedAugust 19, 2012
TakenAugust 17, 2012
ModelCanon EOS 60D
Exposure1/80 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length140 mm
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Naked and helpless at birth this little robin with the care of his devoted mother has graduated from his nest and is now learning to fly. She chose one of our spruce trees to build her nest in and it just happened to have a grocery store nearby (hawthorn bushes with lots of berries). This little guy was holding on for dear life to the branch he was perched on. Mother was calling and I even saw her
nudge him with her beak as encouragement for him to let go of that branch. He would have none of it! As the hours passed he eventually flew a couple of feet while mom was looking on and throughout the day I would hear him call to her and she to him. I trust he learned to fly and is happy and content on his way to adulthood. Did you know a robin could live to be well over 10 years old?

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  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (19 Aug 2012):

    AWESOME !!!!

  • Melissa Olsen

    Melissa Olsen said (19 Aug 2012):

    Thank you very much Davide!

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (19 Aug 2012):

    Wonderful shot, I love to watch the new babies learn to catch worms. I have five big pines in my yard, and lots of Robins.

  • Robert Larrazolo

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  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (19 Aug 2012):

    Wonderful details of this fledgling.

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