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Robin's Life






On June 2008, a couple of American robin chose our balcony as their new home. Surprisingly, it was the second time in 4 years that American robins build a nest on our balcony.

I took it as a gift and a privilege to witness the beginning of a new life for those little birds. With all the respect I could demonstrate for those little guys, I took the opportunity to photography the progression of the birdís evolution from eggs to chicks to young birds.

Hidden behind a large curtain, I handled my camera through an opening to photography them. By doing so, I avoided putting stress on the birds. I would say that the birds accepted my presence rather well and at the end we were very good friends!

I consider myself lucky to have captured so many scenes that represent the parental behaviours of the American robin. The chance I had to observe the evolution starting from birth and the caring of the parents for their chicks brought me even more respect for the birds. I learned a lot about their way to behave as parents, to communicate between them and to take care of their offspring.

I hope that these photos will reflect all the pleasure I had to watch them progress day by day.

Enjoy the gallery and feel free to send me your comments, it will be well appreciated.

Also, the photos have been placed in a chronological order to show the progression of the
story (from left to right for each row and from top to bottom).



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Mr. Robin
Mr. Robin
Surprise!
Surprise!
Building the nest
Building the nest
Home sweet home
Home sweet home
Her majesty
Her majesty
Egg Factory
Egg Factory
Nest & Eggs
Nest & Eggs
Female Covering
Female Covering
Predator Detection
Predator Detection
I love a rainy day?
I love a rainy day?
First Chick
First Chick
Flowers for birth celebration
Flowers for birth celebration
Arenít they cute!
Arenít they cute!
Imitators
Imitators
Egg Check
Egg Check
Smooth & Relax
Smooth & Relax
Hand Development
Hand Development
Food Wanted
Food Wanted
Feeling the heat
Feeling the heat
Marital Support
Marital Support
Teamwork
Teamwork
And then, they were three
And then, they were three
Bringing food I
Bringing food I
Bringing food II
Bringing food II
Lunch Time
Lunch Time
Feast
Feast
Big Meal!
Big Meal!
Four days after
Four days after
Bringing food III
Bringing food III
Lunch in the sun
Lunch in the sun
There you go kid!
There you go kid!
Female Feeding
Female Feeding
Female Hunter
Female Hunter
Mother Love
Mother Love
Wide Open
Wide Open
Heart-shaped Tongue
Heart-shaped Tongue
Caring
Caring
Reptilian Look
Reptilian Look
Future Wings
Future Wings
Claws
Claws
Still Covering
Still Covering
Mother and child
Mother and child
Feathers
Feathers
Rainy Day
Rainy Day
Umbrella
Umbrella
Hunger
Hunger
Female Food Contribution
Female Food Contribution
Meal Delivery
Meal Delivery
Meal Deposit
Meal Deposit
Whiner
Whiner
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