It was a beautiful day and I spent most of it in the garden. I was tippy-toeing through the bushes trying to trim a few overgrown branches. As I moved around, I thought I heard something - then suddenly, the bushes came alive. I jumped back and to my surprise I saw a baby bird.
At first I felt my heart sink. "OMG, I could have stepped on it as I wandered through the bushes." Thank goodness I didn't.
When I looked down at the wee bird, I felt a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. What a grand sight - a new life was greeting me with a faint chirping sound. I wondered if he was calling for his mother. It was so cute!
The mother in me wanted to carry the bird away to safety (like into the house - hehehe) but I knew I couldn't. His mother was around somewhere probably looking for food and would be frantic if he was gone when she came back. At least that's how I'd feel. :))
So I gently put the bird back in the nest and moved away slowly.
A few hours later I went back to check on the bird but was chased away by his mother. She was sitting above the bush on a tree branch watching over her baby and swooped down at me when I approached.
There's something special about a mother's love - be it human or animal. She's forever protecting her young.
I'm happy to report that the mother did not abandon her baby and, as I type, I know my unexpected surprise is probably resting comfortably in his nest with Momma bird somewhere nearby.
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Have a good day, my friends!
Love and hugssss