Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Early Bird...

The early bird.....




...gets the worm! It's true!

35 comments:

fishing guy said...

shelly: He did catch a big woem, neat photos.

BirdingMaine said...

Classic! I love sitting and watching Robins get a mouth full of worms to take back to the nest.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

EEWWW! Nice picture! I don't think I will eat breakfast now.

Joycee said...

I'm hoping I will be that "early bird" when I visit the nursery today for more rose bushes! Great post, I am so ready for warm sunny days...
joy c. at grannymountain

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photographs. Now run out and document some other wise sayings for us...like a bird in the hand worth two in the bush.

The Early Birder said...

That's why us Early Birders get up early!

Montanagirl said...

Isn't it so true? Great photos. I've seen a Robin stretch that rubbery worm at least six inches before. I had a photo of it published in Birds & Blooms a few months back. Those ol' worms hang on for dear life!

Chris said...

Wow Gosh! Amazing sequence. Just wonderful. You got it at the right moment!

Mildred said...

Great photo.

Tina said...

ummm...just eating my lunch..when I saw that robin's catch!! lol Great picture..right place right time!!

Kelly said...

Haha! Tug, baby tug. Great capture of a moment in time.

bennie and patsy said...

Nice fishing worm, don't you think Fishing guy?
Patsy

HANNIBAL said...

Nice catch! Really gross, cuz no likey the creepy crawlies, but really nice capture!

Deborah Godin said...

Oh gak!! Well, there's something out there for every taste... And great shots, regardless. We see them so often it's easy to forget what handsome birds robins are.

Andrea said...

It's not raining in your shot but reminded my of this Raffi kids song:
Robin in the rain,
Such a saucy fellow.
Robin in the rain,
Mind your socks of yellow.
Running in the garden on your nimble feet,
Digging for your dinner with your long strong beak.
Robin in the rain,
You don't mind the weather
Showers always make you gay.
Bet the worms are wishing you would stay at home.

Rene said...

Ah! That's awesome! It looks like he's projectile vomiting live worms!

Jenny said...

Great photos Shelley. Did you see if it took the worm off for nestlings or gobbled it up there and then?

holdingmoments said...

Good capture Shelley; both of you :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great capture.I have tried to get ths but without luck.
Blessings,Ruth

Naturegirl said...

Shelley! I love these captures! Robins always make my heart sing..in fact I named me Spring baby Robin..she's now 40!! hugs NG

Deb said...

That is some worm :-) great shot Shelley!

Jen said...

I'd rather eat trail mix.
Awesome picture Shelley!! *****

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Shelley---You grow BIG worms up there in Michigan, don't you?????

It's no wonder you have such healthy Robins!!!!!!

Thanks for a cute post.

Have a great and wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cathy Clementz said...

Shell, are these worms making a mess out of your yard or is it just in da U.P? It is almost impossible to walk evenly due to all the underground activity of these worms! And they are HUGE this year! Must be all the rain!

Bird Girl said...

Yes, the early bird does get the worm...and it isn't as easy to catch him at it as it looks! A very nice picture, Shelley - they're feeding babies worms like crazy at my house, too!

The Retired One said...

What a nicely timed shot!!!!
Now, did you happen to catch him also taking his morning hygiene? ha

Wonderful!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Great photo...wow..

Ginnymo said...

Ha! What beautiful photos you got Shelly!!

dAwN said...

Hee hee..love it.

Elaine said...

Beautiful robin shots! I've been trying to get a good shot of a robin for several days now, and I've got nothing as good as these. Good work!

Eve said...

You're right Shelley!!

Leedra said...

The worm looks like a stick chocking him.

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Nick S said...

well caught ! :-)

Rural Rambler said...

Two great captures! The colors are beautiful on that Robin!

Daisy said...

Uggh! I'm sure glad I don't have to eat worms! HA! Great photos, Shelley! :)