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Robin the Nest

Robin the Nest
There was a knock at the door recently and a family member informed us that he had just discovered the location of a robin's nest in the tree out front.  The parents had been working hard to feed their babies too.  This was too good of an opportunity to miss.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature animal photograph of a silhouetted bird standing on a rooftop in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
Robins have been a bit photo-friendly lately.
I had been feeling the bug to get some wildlife photography in, more specifically birds.  When I heard about a nest so close by, it only took a second or two before I was up and hunting down where I put my camera.

Cramer Imaging's professional nature animal photograph of robin bird sitting on power line with tree background in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
It was difficult not to miss the dismay of the parents at their nest becoming a spectacle for humans.
Once outside, I could see that the nest was going to be easy to locate but it was so high up that getting a view of the babies inside was out of the question without raising my height.   For this, I went for the step ladder.  It wasn't enough.

Cramer Imaging's professional nature animal photograph of singing robin bird sitting on a leafy tree branch in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
I got photos of the parents in several of their perches.
I languished for a few seconds on not being able to get the shot I was hoping for when the men came up with the idea of stacking the step ladder on top of some other platforms.  This was a dangerous suggestion and one that had to be planned out carefully in order to ensure my safety.  Don't try this at home.

Cramer Imaging's professional nature animal photograph of robin bird sitting on power line with tree background in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
Both parent birds were anxious but did not approach.
With the pile created, and someone there to stabilize the ladder in case there was a problem, I cautiously ascended up into the heights of the tree in search of the shot.  It was not a very stable matter to do so.  I made my time up there as brief as possible to avoid falling and injuring myself.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature animal photograph of two robin birds holding food in beaks in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
Both parents hovered around and protested my presence.  They had meals to deliver and were not happy about the delay and were worried about the safety of their offspring.
I was not eager to have upset adult birds swarming my head and trying to fend me off, so I kept a safe distance from the nest.  Once at the top of the ladder, I could see the baby robins clearly.  I was grateful for the macro setting on my telephoto lens because I could get in close and focus while not actually threatening the baby birds.

Cramer Imaging's professional nature animal photograph of a robin bird sitting on a leafy tree branch in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
The parents were extremely vocal about my presence.
Those cute babies were hungry and were hoping that their parents would swoop in and feed them.  I had no such luck this time as that would have made an amazing photograph.  I was still rewarded with a beautifully close shot of one of the birds peeking up out of the nest and a slight view of a second.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature animal photograph of hungry baby robin birds in a nest in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho
This is the kind of photograph I was hoping to get from this nest: a clear shot at the babies contained inside.