Scared by a Robin?

Yep, it’s true. I’m so used to seeing the smaller songbirds in my backyard blind that I got startled by a Robin! This is my first Robbin of the season and I wasn’t used to seeing them. Needless to say I missed that shot…so what else is new.

Saw this poor White-crowned Sparrow with an apparent broken or injured leg. He seems to be well-fed for now, so hopefully he’ll survive.

White-crowned Sparrow
My backyard pond is working out great!!

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Got a Dark-eyed Junco as the sun went down.

Dark-eyed Junco - "Oregon Junco"

Mike Matenkosky

Mike is a Central Valley California landscape and nature photographer whose subjects include scenes from Merced County, Yosemite, SeKi, and the eastern Sierra. He is currently living in Atwater, CA.

The text and photographs are © Copyright Mike Matenkosky (or others when indicated) and are not in the public domain and may not be used on websites, blogs, or in other media without advance permission from Mike Matenkosky.


  1. You should publish a book called “Mike’s Backyard Birds.”

    Your work amazes me.


  2. I agree with Patti. I’d definately buy a copy! Your photos are incredible!


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