14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Robin Babies Begging for Food

I was standing next to a small Douglas fir tree across the street from a friend's house when I suddenly heard a bunch of cheeping. When I pulled back the pine needles I found this robin's nest with four hungry babies, crying to be fed. Mom and dad were nearby, anxiously flitting from branch to branch, but not wanting to approach with my so nearby. Once I realized what was happening, I quickly snapped this photo and then left them alone.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL SL1
Copyright: © Heather Stafford