I tend to get up early, I enjoy taking photos first thing in the morning. This spring we have a robin nest outside of our kitchen window. As in past years, I set up my camera and tripod with a remote shutter to take photos. I’ve been waiting for the four eggs in the nest to hatch. It should be any day now. This morning I was thinking it might be the day because in the time I had my camera set up the mother bird flew back and forth several times to the hedgerow. In the past, we have seen mother birds do this to get rid of shells as the birds hatch. This morning looked like this:
Land, look at camera:
Conduct an egg count:
Head back out:
I was sure I would find a hatchling there, but not yet, just eggs today:
A bit about last year’s nest is here. A few nice pictures, but an unhappy ending for that year’s nest. I’m hoping for a happier outcome this year. I’ve also noticed that my best pictures are a bit later that perhaps what you would expect. I have good luck between 7:30-8:00am, the mother bird is active and the light in that particular spot is nice then. I guess you could say I’m an early bird that doesn’t have to be that early.
It’s lovely when the photo opportunity comes to your kitchen window, don’t you think? Feel free to leave a comment or pick a favorite out of this morning’s photos.
A little update on 4/21/15: I have been taking photos of the now hatched birds, to see a few check out my twitter feed.