I observed this mama robin and her youngster over a period of about three days.

The young one was lagging behind in development and wasn’t able to fly any distance and definitely not to any height. The mama robin was very patient and protective, even feeding the young one, and I got this lucky shot.

It was so interesting to watch these two, their interactions, chirping back and forth to each other and so on. I still see the mama robin every day but the youngster has moved on.

This photo was taken with a Canon 5D Mark III.