A few weeks ago, I was opening the gate of one of our prairies and noticed a robin’s nest on a nearby fence post. (There’s a measure of success for our tree suppression efforts – robins have to build nests on fences in our prairies!!)
More importantly, the robins had built the nest right behind our “No Hunting Without Permission” sign. What a great location!
This weekend I was back at the same site and was glad to see that the robins’ sign had worked for non-human predators as well as human ones. There were four healthy nestlings in the nest, looking like they were within a few days of fledging.
Since I’d temporarily spooked the adults away by going through the gate, I took advantage of the brief period to get a few portraits of the birds. After all, it’s not often that I get the chance to photograph a robin’s nest without having to climb a ladder…