Friday, July 29, 2011

Standing on Toes & Learning to Fly ~ Camera-Critters #173

In my "Barn Before" post, I told you about some straight line winds we had blow in last weekend. We didn't get any rain or storms... just some wicked winds.

After the winds subsided a bit, I went outside to look around. That's when the star of this week's Camera-Critters came hopping up to me. It hopped right up to me and then hopped up on my toes. It stood there on my toes looking up at me.

Those were some pretty strong winds, huh?
(c) Misty DawnS

After the baby Robin decided to step down off my toes, I went in the house to grab the camera. When I came back out and started photographing the youngster, its mom and dad were diving at me and throwing a fit. "Hey," I said, "He came and stood on MY toes!"

I photographed my new little friend and took the camera back into the house. I continued to go back outside to check on him. Hey, when a critter comes up and stands on your toes, you can't help but bond with it, ya know?!?!

He continued to work on his flying. At first, it was just short little hops while flapping his wings. After a while, he was able to go a little further. Finally, after quite awhile, he was able to fly up on a low limb, and Mom and Dad about knocked him back to the ground they were in such a fury to get to him.

I can imagine how they felt. This is probably what it looked like when the wind whipped their little darling out of the nest...

(c) Misty DawnS

Rest assured. All is good now. Sometimes it takes difficult circumstances to cause you to learn how to fly and rise above. :-)


Kay L. Davies

Wonderful story, Misty. I love that little face! Who wouldn't bond with such a cutie if it hopped on their toes?

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Horst in Edmonton

Awesome story and photos, Misty. What a great little surprise, and have it jump on to your toes, how wonderful.

Hootin' Anni

Amazing action photo!!! And one incredible close up of the chick!

With the impending fizzling tropical storm yesterday and not being online much because of preparing for the worst that never came, I'm now trying to catch up on visiting those that visited me. Thanks for taking the time to leave a great comment: MUCH APPRECIATED!!

Have a blessed weekend.

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hey cuteee robin.she looks so cozy and sweet

EG CameraGirl

I'm glad it was YOU he decided to get close to and not a hungry cat. :)


What a story! What a bird. Glad he chose you.


it is fun watching these little ones learning to fly.


I had sort of the same experience last year. Those parents dive-bombed me until I was forced back inside.

Always worth a little risk to get such a great capture. Love its mouth.


I love to watch the baby birds! Very cute photo!

Tatjana Parkacheva

Lovely capture of that cute face :)



Good story!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jenn Jilks

What a cutie. We adopted an abandoned robin. It didn't go well. My daughter, who turns 32 this month, named him Batman!


Nice story...cute photos.

If yo see him again, offer him a shoulder to land on 8v)

Sandy Kessler

a dear dear photo sandy


Oh how perfect!!!! The last one cracks me up! :)


He's so cute! I can see how you and the bird quickly bonded. Cute story, too.


Cute story, Misty! What a cute Robin! Great capture.

Adrienne Zwart

Glad the little one learned to fly. How cool that he came and stood on your toes! Frightened, doubtless, but trusting all the same. We could learn a lesson there, I'm sure.


I love a story with a happy ending! Cute shot. Nancy


Aw how cute!


Such a cute story.


Such a cute story.


What a grumpy little face! Great photo!


Misty girl...I just love you. And I think it's great that that little tiny bird was not afraid to step on your toes.:) I think he'll be a brave little thing in a big big world, don't you? This so made me smile.

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