April 19, 2012

I've Been Bird Watching

About a week ago I noticed an bird nest in a small tree in our front yard.  I pass it every day on my way to the mailbox.   A few days ago as I passed the tree, I noticed a flash of blue.  Lo and behold, it was a robin's egg!  I was so excited, I got the camera out and took a picture.

The next day, I noticed a robin sitting in the nest!  Mom Robin is on the job, but she flies away everytime someone opens the front door.  But I was diligent and managed to capture a pic of the new mom.

I researched robins and discovered that the female lays one egg per day.  She may end up with four in her clutch.  So I checked the next day, but no other eggs.  However, today is full of suprises.......now there are two!

I now feel like a nature photographer.  I love macro and telephoto lenses!  I hope to get photos of chicks in a few weeks.