Do they really grow that quickly in six days or is it a sibling of the very young bird I saw this past Monday? In any event, these photos of a very young robin, rather he/she is the same one or not, are still not the quality I'm capable of in the dark hours of the morning!
Thankfully, the little one came back when the sun was up, but his/her father behaved very strangely, unless it's typical of robins to give tough love? The little one seemed to be looking for his/her father, yet he/she still tried to do a number of tasks. Every time he/she did perform a "skill" (which can be seen below),
dad flew in, but the minute the little one looked to him for reassurance or love, he took off very quickly! I'm not sure what that's all about in the avian community, and in the coming days, once I get my glasses, I will try and research the issue.
Meanwhile, another bird type, cardinals, seem to be more willing to spend time with their children. Cam speaks about her role as an avian mother in both the iBook and ePub version of her book, "Words In Our Beak," which can be seen below.
Indeed Mac and his daughter Peanut seem to believe that Father's Day is for the birds, and I don't think they wait for an official day to honor this special relationship.