A visual journal

Young Robin


One of the delights of working in the garden at this time of year is the young birds

Who sometimes look as if they have still to grow into their “grown-up feathers”

Or, as in this case, having a really “bad hair day”!

3 responses

  1. Dobby

    Did he actually fly from the nest? Hard to believe with those feathers. He looks like the cat nearly got him. Still, he will be smart before you know it and raising a family of his own.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:08 pm

  2. Liz

    I would imagine this is an adult Robin, they often look rather messed up like this after a brood.

    The juveniles are brown like a Wren and it’ll be some time yet until they get their red feathers.

    June 22, 2009 at 11:45 pm

  3. Hi Dobby, Hi Liz.

    Liz, thanks for your input – I knew he was not a youngster, but I thought perhaps he might of been a “teenager”!

    Phew – who would be a robin parent if you looked like this after raising a family.
    Hang on …. (rushes off to the mirror….)

    June 23, 2009 at 11:37 pm

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