The Free Lance-Star Photography Department shares the stories behind the photos.
A nest of baby robin birds wait for their mother to come back to feed them lunch. They made their nest in a plant pot on the back porch at Mary Washington’s House in Fredericksburg. (Suzanne Carr Rossi / The Free Lance-Star)
A Great Blue Heron looks for fish underneath the Falmouth Bridge along the Rappahannock river in the morning hours on Monday, June 6, 2011. (Reza Marvashti / The Free Lance-Star)