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Baby Bird

Published June 3rd, 2012

My daughter and her friend found this nest, they thought it was empty and took the nest out from under our deck and were surprised to find a newly hatched baby bird and one still inside its egg. I wasn't sure if I put the nest back the mother would come back and the babies would be raised as they should be by the mother bird. I called our local animal rehabilitation center and they recommended that we bring in the baby bird so it could have the best chance of survival. But first I had to get a few shots of this baby bird only about a day or so old. The little thing just wrapped it's tiny arms around the egg in the nest, in a sweet tender embrace with it's would be sibling. I knew they would not grow up together, which makes this image all the sweeter, knowing they would soon be separated. Even if the robins don't share a strong sibling connection it certainly reminds me of the human connection we do share with our family and those we love.


  • June 3rd, 2012
  • Pentax Corporation pentax K10D
  • 55mm / f/5.6 / 1/125 sec

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Andres Gaitan  over 4 years ago


Alex Nguyen  about 5 years ago

That is just awesome! Excellent capture and wonderful story. Do you know what kind of bird it is?

Agustina Vallejos  about 5 years ago

That's beautiful! I loved it. so sweet <3