Our little robins decided to fly away this morning. The three tiny little babies grew quickly and by yesterday were really pushing at the edges of their nest. Their parents were kept very busy keeping them fed. They kept up a constant flight pattern from nearby tree to their off-spring's nest. By yesterday afternoon, one of the babies was missing. This morning Brent found it in the garage. Evidently it had flown out of its nest and through an open door. It spent the night in the garage without parental support and was found in the bottom of a waste basket this morning! Brent carefully took it back out to the tree where it's siblings were. He placed it on a nearby branch so as not to alarm the other little ones. It seems the babies were excited to be together again. Within minutes they had all fledged and flown to different sections of the back yard. Off they went into the big world! Their parents are busy today, responding to their peeps and teaching them how to survive.
Good-bye little birdies! It was fun having you so close!
I couldn't bear to post a picture of an empty nest, so this post is photoless. :)