Monday, July 28, 2008

There is a Robin in Here...

I thought the window was open this morning
since the birds were so loud.

They were chattering away telling all kinds of tales.

Perhaps they were yelling, "Get away!" to my mother-in-law's
cat, Beaux. He came to visit me as I took our puppy out for her
morning "constitutional". It is very possible he was waiting
a young bird's first adventurous flight.

I opened the window and could see Momma Robin puffed up and proud
shouting to a neighbor bird. As I went and retrieved the camera
she disappeared to another part of the tree...but her voice was still
loud and strong, answered by another just one tree away.

Yesterday, as I was unlocking the church a young robin who has been
safely growing in a nest near the door took flight for the first time.

I screamed as it flew/fell shrieking from its nest. I could just imagine
it was warning me that it didn't know how to work the brakes yet.
Especially as it came to an awkward skidding stop on its tiny hind quarters.

For weeks the Momma has been dive bombing us as we have come in and out,
in protection of her young ones. Now they are finally out of the nest and
she will move on. It was a funny moment but there was such a feeling of
wanting the best for that little bird that the kids and I found ourselves
cheering it on as it took tentative little flights across the parking lot.

Oh, the wonder of creation.
It is a beautiful thing to behold.

Blessings on your day.


Mrs. Rabe said...

I am so glad that God had a different plan for us when raising our young. I don't think I would like having a little one and then just weeks later off they go!

lady jane said...

Birds (usually the Blue Jays) dive-bomb our cat, with good reason.

The past 1.5 weeks a male bird of prey (don't know which kind) has been making his calls - morning and night - for a mate. The poor thing needs to sign up for e-harmony cuz he's not getting any takers. ;o)

Alicia said...

That is so sweet! I am always amazed by how birds know how to make a nest and then teach the little ones to fly.

I am with Auntie Dee though, I am happy we get to keep our little ones for a longer while!!!!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Mommy Robin protecting her babies, the things us mommies will do! :o) I love birds, and enjoy watching them at work!



Anonymous said...

I can't find him. Maybe if I find Batman first I will find Robin!

Becky K. said...

Hi... to you commenters....Thanks for speaking up about my fun with the birds. Loved the e-harmony comment, Lady Jane...

This evening we watched a bluebird enjoy a sip from the bird bath. So blue...

Becky K.