Sleeping On the Wing

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


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!

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.