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Donna Barski

Arcade, New York, USA


I started out this robin nest watch – with three beautiful eggs. Unfortunately, one of the hatchlings died on day two.

I noticed that of the two remaining nestlings…one was clearly the little one – the runt, so to speak.

On close observation and with these photos, I was able to determine that the larger nestling was clearly being favored by mom or dad.

The first photo was taken while I was hiding behind a blind in our shed. Soon the parent came and perched on a tree limb just outside the shed. The adult started chirping repeatedly for several minutes. The nestlings must have been alarmed and hid from me after that, so not more photos. I left the blind and the parent returned to the nest! Interesting! I did not think the adult would notice anything. Although, I was hidden, the adult could tell the area was changed and did not like this change one bit.

For the other three photos, I hid behind a tree outside the shed, and was able to get the mom or dad coming in to feed the two tykes.


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“Mom Likes You Better!”- Said One Robin Baby To Its Nestling Mate.

Little tyke on the left..."Mom likes you better!" Bigger tyke on the right..."Oh, you just have an inferiority complex!"

One response to ““Mom likes you better!”- said one robin baby to its nestling mate.”

  1. Larry & Annette Edmonson says:

    Your dedication and love for all wildlife is amazing. Great pics!

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