Even though I just showed you another series of pictures of a robin a few days ago, I want to tell you about this one too. I've told you before that there are very many different types of birds on the boardwalk nature preserve that I recently found. This robin is one of them.
I saw this robin shortly after I finished looking at the snake I told you about yesterday. This fat little robin was exactly where you see it when I walked over. I was able to get very close and take a few pictures before it flew away. It didn't seem as scared as most robins I meet.
I get a lot of pictures of robins, but I've had much better luck with them lately. My pictures were coming out blurry every time I tried to capture something that moved. That meant any squirrels, birds, or just about any small creature turned out to be only good in my memory. My pictures were useless.
But now everything is working much better. Now I can relax and pay attention to other things, like why I was able to get so close to this bird. As you can see, there isn't any place to hide for the robin but it stayed right there. It could have easily flown away as soon as I saw it, but it was happy to keep its place on the walkway.
The birds in this place see humans every day so they are very used to them. The fear of humans that are close by them isn't as great for these birds. This is the benefit of a busy area like this. These animals are routinely fed by humans so they don't see a huge threat. The good thing is that the human food source won't run out any time soon.
This may be a very good place to see birds, and a good place for the birds to go when they're hungry. Maybe sometimes human interaction with wild animals can work. If only it could be this way everywhere.