Fly, Birdie, Fly

Have you ever watched a baby bird fly from the nest for the first time?

For years now, we have had robins build nests in our yard.  I love to watch as the mama comes and feeds her babies and I have always wanted the opportunity to watch them leave the nest for the first time.

And, the other day, I think I may have witnessed it.  (To be fair, it may not have been the first time – I don’t know if babies return to the nest for a period of time after they have left it for the first time)

It was both terrifying and exhilarating and something that I would love to be able to see again and be sure of what I have seen – documenting it more fully.

We had two nests in our yard this spring and I had gotten some pictures of one of them and I was sad to see that one day, the birds were just gone and I hadn’t seen any indication of them leaving.  It made me inexplicably sad.  More sad than it probably should have.

So, then, before heading to grab dinner one night, I headed up to the second nest, which had younger looking birds and saw that there were still some birds in there.

And then, all of a sudden, without any warning at all, I saw a bird fly.

It was a bit wild and uncontrolled and the bird flew right into a tree.  From there, it seemed to get stuck and I was so worried about it for a moment.  But it calmed down and stayed in the tree for a  bit.  I left before it moved again.  And, I’m not sure if I’ve seen it since or not.

To see that was a wonderful experience.  I was so glad to be able to see it and have the chance to really get to watch it leave for the first time and I couldn’t believe it.  I loved it so much.  And I definitely want to see it again.

And I was rooting for that bird the entire time!  The entire time.  I wanted it to succeed.

Have you ever watched birds grow in the nest?  How did you feel?  Do you root for them?

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One thought on “Fly, Birdie, Fly

  1. There are so many different birds living near my house. I didn’t see any of these due to too much greenery, but their many-voiced morning singing is so wonderful that my first cup of coffee literally ‘sounds’ great! :)🐥

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