2013 Project 365

Project 365/170 – Mulberries and a Robin

“I’m Feeling Fine…on Mulberry Wine”


This juvenile robin was resting in my driveway mid morning. My parked car was not four feet from him. I needed to get into my car and move some things around. He just watched me walk to my car, open the trunk, close it, go to the side door open and close it. The whole time he didn’t move.

I went and grabbed my camera that had the 24-105mm lens on. Laying on the ground I got about two feet from him to capture this uncropped image. I was starting to think something was wrong with him as his right foot was all curled up and the left wing was hanging.

I asked him if I needed to help him any. He pooped some freshly eaten overly ripened Mulberries and scooted off.

Guess he was just working off a slight buzz.


38 replies »

  1. What a GET, Emily, and I hope the effects wore off quickly for this little one so he could hop off to a safe spot! I love the birds, but sadly, I’d make a lousy naturalist because I always worry about every one that I see… Love your posts, my Marmee kitty girlie adores the robins. She just bid them good night from her birdie window, where she watches them from early in the morning until they retire for the evening. It’s just one more thing that she and I have in common…

    • When I was laying on the ground I really wished someone else was around so that they could take a picture of me taking this picture. I’m sure it looked hilarious. I worry about every creature too. Cute Marmee..chirping to the birds. 🙂

      • Now THAT would have been something, wouldn’t it? Because I love playing with the camera, I love shots of photographers doing their work, getting to see the behind-the-scenes that went into a great shot like this one. Saty… Do you think maybe this little bird thot’ you were from National Geographic??

  2. Birds respond in a crazy way all the time. I have had similar experiences when one of them pooped on my favorite t-shirt. 😛
    Great photo.

  3. I love it, I can’t stop laughing from the last bit. How nice of him, perhaps he heard you were a photographer and was wondering how long he was going to have to hang around before you took his photo.

  4. So cute, Emily. Hope he’s fine now the effects of the mulberry wine have worn off. Great shot. I can only imagine what he must have thought of you lying on the ground with your camera poised. 😀

  5. Love the humour and the picture – I’m sure we have all felt like that at one time or another, however I doubt that we would have carried off such a lovely portrait, but perhaps that is due to the skill of the photographer?! Loved your post!!

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