As promised, here's another uber epic project: photographing robins!!
Note: after the eggs hatched, I took photos EVERY OTHER day. They grow sooooo fast! Except, the last three pics were taken every day. Crazy, huh?
Not to mention, I pity the fourth one. He must have been squashed on bottom somewhere. You can't even see him, but I know he was there!!
Anyway, today was the day they all flew the coop! This was the first one to leave, the little adventurer:
The rest weren't quite so brave. They kept standing up and gathering their courage! And then ... they'd sit back down.
"So, waddaya think? Should we really leave?"
"Nah. Let's just preen some more."
Then the mom and dad kept tempting them with food. I saw one of them bring food and then leave without giving the babies any, trying to tempt them out of the nest!
It didn't work. I seriously sat there for over an hour, waiting for that perfect pic of their first flight!
It reminded me of this song. "So take the leap of faith, come on let's go!!"
Watching these little guys trying to muster their courage made me think that sometimes we make such a big deal out of little things, scaring ourselves silly. And sometimes we just need to let go, give it to God and take that leap of faith!
I was sure this one was going to go, but after this he went back into the nest. Can you believe it?? What a chicken. :)
Finally Mom couldn't stand it anymore, and she went into my garden and that scared them away!
They took the leap of faith! They just needed a little kick in the pants first. :)
Btw, after waiting soooooo long, I was pretty desperate to get a good pic of their first flight. And after a prayer that the pic would turn out, wa-la! Gwageous.
P.S. after they all flew, we watched them in our neighbors yard. The parents found them all and were feeding them! Such an exciting day for the little guys. :)