Sunday, June 7, 2015

Mom, I'm Hungry!!

So yesterday after spending time in the garden, pulling a few weeds, planting a few more flowers, I poured myself a glass of wine and settled into my sweet spot on the screen porch. I heard a chirp, then another one, and another. Not recognizing the tweet I slowly opened the door of the porch holding back the kids knowing that if they both bounded out the door it would surely scare the tweeter and no chance for an up close look. I spied the sound of the tweet coming from atop my neighbor's falling-apart birdhouse. Hmm, looks like a robin, but doesn't sound like a robin. Grabbed my camera and zoom lens and yes, it was a robin, but a baby robin whose chirp obviously hadn't matured into the familiar adult sound.

Slowly, ever so slowly I walked toward the robin clicking away.....

Obviously he was looking for Mom and food, probably food more than Mom....

Mom, where are you?

Are you over there?

Maybe over this way?

Have you seen my Mom? (notice where the right leg is, probably trying to balance his young legs)

Maybe she didn't hear me, I'll chirp really loud this time....

Could you be up there?

Finally he took off and flew right smack into the house, falling and landing on the electric box below. Is he blind??  I mean the house is pretty large not to see it looming in front of you.  As I walked up to the electric box perch, he flew off again, this time landing on the roof of the porch and hopped up to it's peak, so I guessed he was OK, probably just dazed and confused and hungry.  The chirping continued but I do think Mom finally heard the message. An adult robin flew into the garden, pecking away, foraging for food and shortly thereafter the chirping stopped.  He was satisfied and so was my palate after drinking the wine. 

And just because, another peony shot....

And on a final note....Friday night was my daughter's (who owns a dance studio) dance recital. This year it was Mary cute, loved it.  Just one of many shots I took Friday night....Mary & Bert, are they not perfect!!  

"Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead."  ~  Scottish Proverb

Until next time....


  1. Cute story on the baby Robin. I hope it was Ok. Sitting out on your porch with a glass of wine enjoying the sights, sounds very relaxing.. I love all the photos. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

  2. The baby robin is so cute!! Sounds entertaining and relaxing to sit out there with a glass of wine!

  3. Very refreshing and sweet post. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

  4. The baby robin pics are fantastic! I particularly like the fourth one down showing his little ruffled feathers. So cute. Gorgeous peonies. Mine bloomed when we were in North Carolina. Bummer! So I will enjoy yours instead.

  5. The baby robin is so cute! I hope he was not too stunned by the crash..they can die from that kind of shock so easy.
    Have a great Sunday!

  6. baby robins are so darn cute at that stage when they still have that 'monk hair' frizzle on the sides. :) be well, little one!

  7. Looking at those wild hairs, I'm guessing that flying is still very new to this chick. Normally by the time I lumbar into the other room to grab my camera and return, whatever I had intended to photograph has flown the coop or skedaddled.

  8. Aww, love the baby robin pics :-) I have the problem of birds suddenly wanting to turn their tushes towards my camera at last minute, lol..

  9. Okay - your baby bird pic reminded me SO much of one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books - "Are You My Mother?" Only you just brought it to life! Loved it!

  10. Precious baby Robin calling for moms . . .
    Hope there are no more looming buildings to block his view . . .
    More peonies please, fine with me, soooo pretty!
    What fun to see a dance rectal and know your daughter is bringing on the show . . .

  11. Totally reminds me of the children's book "Are You My Mother?"... Love it!

  12. Gorgeous series of robin shots and narration. Also love the flowers adn the last shots is wonderful. Two beauties

  13. Totally adorable little Robin. I love his "tussled" feathers that stuck out. Your peony is gorgeous and the Dance Recital shot was fun.

  14. Cute bird story Deanna...reminds me of "ARE YOU MY MOTHER?" gorgeous peonies....that last shot is adorable.

  15. Deanna such great shots of that baby robin, and glad his mommy found him. Looks as if the dance recital was amazing and know you are excited about your upcoming trip. Will look forward to some more photos of the dance recital!


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