This little Robin fledgling is taking his first steps out of the nest. He was rescued after a storm that left him wet and on the ground with very few feathers. We found a nest, tied it to a tree and in a short time his mother began feeding him, visiting every 20 minutes or so. He lived the life of an independent youngster with support of his mother for almost a week. Rather than being pushed out of a nest it was his decision. On this particular day he stepped out of the nest, walked a few feet, took a look around, up, down, then turned and walked back to the nest and took a nap. He would brave the new world the next day. It was a unique experience and I wanted to capture it in a painting.
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