This morning I was out taking pictures of the sunrise and noticed this baby bird among the berries. It was lucky to have landed in a place covered with a cushioning layer of western juniper leaves.
I looked up in the tree overhead and spotted the nest. An adult American robin perched nearby, completely motionless. I talked to it and got no response at all. I have read that birds sleep with one eye open but this one didn’t follow that theory.
When we placed the baby bird back in its nest, it squawked and that finally got the attention of its parents. I hope it stays in the nest and fledges with its siblings.
Robins like junipers because they provide shelter and food. In the fall, they and other thrushes eat as many as 220 berries in a day.
The nest is in this tree. Can you spot it?
9 thoughts on “Baby bird among the berries: Macro Monday”
How beautiful those emerging feathers ! Can’t believe you even saw this tiny creature. Brava !
I almost stepped on it. I’m glad I found it before my dogs. 🐕
At least it fell where there were plenty of berries to eat!
Glad you were able to rescue it 🙂
Yes, I’m glad it had a soft landing!
Sweet. Hope it makes it to adulthood.
How sweet – I hope it makes it!
Yes, I hope it makes it too!
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