Catching the Perfect Lighting

There are times in the joy of camera play that one catches the picture perfect lighting to enhance Mother Nature…as in this lucky catch (BELOW), and in the following photos of this curious Robin.

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Along came a pair of nesting Sparrows (BELOW), who also caught the evening rays just right for my picture-taking efforts:

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Credit:
Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

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On the Nest

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It’s Spring, and this Robin is on the nest of her choosing atop a rain drain pipe connector under the roof of a human house. Although birds may seem to build nests in fragile-looking locations, they are constant maintainers and guardians of their chosen territories, so few of their houses fall victim to wind and weather conditions.

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This Mother-to-be built her nest deep below, nearly completely around the pipe, to support the actual small birthing area above where she will hatch her eggs.

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Credit:
Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

Sleeping On the Wing

This little fellow (baby Robin) is catching a nap…

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while his other tree-mates seem alert to a chance for food…

but, perhaps, the baby Robin naps because he’s already had his fill!

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Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

 

 

A Wing Abnormality

This particular Robin is easily recognizable in our backyard in Napoleon, Ohio, as he/she has a abnormality, or some sort of break, in her wing. The white portion showing within her back feathers isn’t a blossom. It’s part of her wing, and if you look closely, you can see a portion of feather bone lying across that white patch. She, however, functions normally, and gave birth to a brood this Spring.

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