I don't know how I missed it, since the You Capture theme was (nearly) the first thing I thought of as I snapped these photos, but I completely forgot about this when I posted my Spring photos. (So if you came by way of the You Capture blog carnival, please let me direct you to my official post here.)
This little guy bird ended up on our front porch last week after falling from the nest. (Ouch!)
Oh, excuse me. Grace always reminds me that this little guy is actually a girl.
Josiah and Grace worried over her until I gently scooped her up with a rag and placed her back in her nest where she belonged.
I assured the kids that the mommy bird would come right back and started feeding her baby again.
And then I hoped that the mommy bird would return. I kept hearing the baby calling out from the nest, but didn't see the mommy bird for the longest time.
But she did come back. I finally caught the mommy bird feeding her little one as I watched the nest from the kitchen window. And the baby bird is growing quickly, just as she should.
On a related note, how much of a homebody do you have to be for a bird to build a nest in the wreath on your front door? This is what we found last May. We, of course, added a bird of our own briefly before removing the nest.