Monday being my day off, I decided to hit the Bronx River Trailway, one of my favorite local parks. While walking around the Bronxville Pond, I saw this bold young critter:
This is a juvenile American robin (Turdus migratorius), its spotted breast, oversized noggin, and short feathers giving away its youth. For some reason, I think its stubby, insufficiently-fledged pygostyle to be exceedingly comical:
This little birdie held its ground while its parents foraged nearby for tasty invertebrates. It faced down the two-legged mammalian menace with considerable panache, even if its immature panache left something to be desired.