Juvenile feeds itself


Robins in the spring follow a pattern.

Early on, the adults hunt for worms or moths, capture them, and then pause before taking their prize back to the nest to feed the chicks. Photographing an adult with such a bounty is relatively easy because the food is not consumed instantly, but held to be delivered to the chick.

When the (fledged) juvenile Robin starts hunting on its own, pictures of it with a prey become more difficult for the capture is swallowed instantly.

A few days ago, a male adult Robin paused on the lawn with a worm for its chick.

A juvenile Robin (speckled breast) hunts on its own. The captured ant is downed promptly.


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2 Responses to Juvenile feeds itself

  1. B. says:

    Teenagers are always hungry.

  2. Christine says:

    I love robins! Really nice to see these photos, thank you.

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