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robin's nest on my porch - a short story
Posted By: timbo13, 06-07-2008, 01:26 PM

I live in an old farmhouse and it has the kind of porch that seems to attract birds (and other living things). We get 2-3 nests every spring. This year, since I have my wonderful new Pentax camera, I was able to get some halfway decent pictures.

This is where the nest was, up under the porch roof in deep shade:



here is the nest with the newly hatched chicks (kit lens):



I tried shooting with natural light but it was just too dark, so I had to go with the flash. The rest of these are with my Sigma 100-300, some of them cropped.

mostly, the adults weren't bothered by me after I'd been out there for 10 min or so


yum, worms!



What are you looking at?



another day, one of the adults wouldn't fly up to the porch and sat on a fence for 15 min waiting for me to leave:



the chicks got restless:



and the other adult filled in:



yesterday, I checked the nest and there was only one left!



by afternoon he was gone...

I'd love to know your thoughts and thanks for looking!
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