Posted by Marcia Dick May 4, 2012 08:04 AM
Like a child opening a present on Christmas, Medford photographer George McLean got a surprise when he looked at the film from a recent trip to Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. Here he tells the story:
"I never bother the nest, I watch as the mother leaves to hunt. I hold the camera at arm's length over the nest, on auto focus. I snap a photo and leave swiftly.
"When I looked at what I had photographed, I was ecstatic. An egg and two baby robins [one with its mouth gaping open] who didn't even have their eyes open yet."