Monday, August 3, 2009

An Unexpected Surprise

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
Susan xo


  1. Had the baby fallen out of the nest? Glad to hear this had a good ending -- I know I recently have seen crows raiding the nest of some of the other birds around here... life is tough for these little ones. I have a pair of gloves to put on if I had a window strike and need to put the bird in a safe place until it comes to its senses. Happens way too often, and I have little post-its all over my windows with black circles drawn on them, hoping to make the birds see the window first!

  2. I feel that momma's love! what a great story, now I want to wake up my baby and squeeze her! I'll settle for peeking into the nursery before I'm off to bed in a bit. What a great thing to encounter in your garden! I'm sure you'll have fun checking on the little guy over the next week,


  3. That is a wonderful and sweet story. I am glad it ended well.

  4. Hi Susan,

    Baby birds are so cute, it usually happens in our garden where baby birds fell off from the tree. I usually put them in a small bird house which I bought a few months ago, which was intended to be an accessory for the garden and I didn't know it would have a relevance...a nest for fallen baby birds.


  5. I am so glad the story had a happy ending. He is a little cutie, I'm glad mom took over after you returned him to the nest.

    I had to rescue a fledgling Robin about a month ago from the neighbors cat. Fortunately just as I got between him and the cat he discovered his wings.
    My kitty Cindi will just sit and watch, she's more curious than anything else.

  6. What a heartwarming story.I've had baby sparrows fall from the little cable openings in the wall,but they are ok now.He's a sweet looking chap.

  7. I love your bird story and your whole blog. This is my first time here. Such a happy blog - I look forward to reading more of it. :-)