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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Broken Home

That describes the situation faced by this lone baby robin earlier this week. Even though he had the beginnings of flight feathers he wasn't able to fend for himself and not ready to leave the nest, but had no choice. 

His home was blown down from a crepe myrtle tree alongside our home.


We found the nest remains close to the roadside near our home. Pat moved the nest parts  and its lone occupant closer to the house near hedges which offered shelter from the elements and possible predators.


Its parents knew where this young one was and continued to care for it. That bit of red showing is not an injury but a berry that fell from a nearby bush.

The nest crashed down Monday morning and as of late yesterday (Wednesday) this young one was doing well, surviving overnights and a couple of downpours. Its parents kept close watch nearby, chirping loudly when we passed to check in.


We will be out of town for a few days, hopefully he will fledge and fly off before we return. And, maybe one day return to raise a family in one of our crepe myrtle trees.

13 comments:

Sandra said...

so glad you moved him and his nest, he looks like he will be fine..

Anvilcloud said...

Not too many cats around there I hope.

Michelle said...

Bless his heart! Hopefully he will be fine!

Montanagirl said...

Oh, I hope he survives!

Emma Springfield said...

This will be an interesting story to watch to the end. We all hope for a good ending.

Gail Dixon said...

Poor baby! I think he might make it thanks to your help. Precious photos!!

Out on the prairie said...

My cat wants to bring these in to show me. I have a pet door so often wake to game it has found.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Bless yous. Bless baby bird.
Yous = the plural of you, right? :)
Bon Voyage!

William Kendall said...

Hopefully the little one's going to be flying soon.

Blackberry Lane said...

Thankful that you two helped him as much as you were able. He should be just fine.

Daisy said...

He looks sweet. I hope he makes it. He will probably be fine since the parents are keeping watch.

DeniseinVA said...

I wish the little one well and hope he fledges safely. Happy Traveling! :)

Elaine said...

Poor little tyke! Hopefully he will continue to thrive.

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