Junior, before you go to bed tonight, I want you to take a shower.

I’ve been aware of the Robin’s nest in our pear tree, but I haven’t been paying much attention.Tonight I watered my wildflower garden. When I went out 40 minutes later to move the sprinkler to cover the tomato garden, I noticed something sitting next to it — a baby Robin.

Baby Robin

It was soaking wet and shaking. I have no idea why it chose to stay there. It’s eyes were closed, so I ran inside and got my camera. I got within inches (after I turned the water off) and took several photos. It didn’t move until I picked up the sprinkler, at which point it opened its eyes and fluttered off into the bushes.

Baby Robin
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