Baby Bird Season

As I mowed the lawn yesterday, I saw a newly fledged robin.  It would hop away and seek cover when I came near.  A couple of times, I had to stop to give that young bird time to get out of the way.

Later, I was sitting in my recliner and reading when I heard a strange sound.  Almost like a dripping faucet–but not quite.  I headed for the kitchen to locate the sound’s source.  I heard it again.  Not from the kitchen, but from behind the door that leads to the end deck.

I peeked out a window and then carefully opened the door so as not scare this little guy.  Yes, it’s the same one I had seen earlier out on the lawn.


Here’s hoping this youngster is able to fly before being found by the neighborhood cats.

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

8 thoughts on “Baby Bird Season

  1. He looks so helpless. I always hate to see a nest torn apart by an animal or bigger bird. It happens often in a certain bush. Maybe we should take out the bush ! Something new this year is that we have ten cranes living on our farm as we have a couple of ponds . They have wondered into our yard a couple of times….what a sight !!!

    • We’ve had a heron land here in our lawn. With his neck out straight, he’s taller than I thought he’d be. I hear cranes flying over making a raucous racket. I enjoy that.

  2. Mother Robin sat on the fence with a worm in her beak crying for her baby all of one day and part of another. Probably the cat got the fledgling. Heartbreak for Mama.

  3. Ugh. Baby Bird Season. NOT my favorite season for obvious reasons.

    At my house, I am encouraging Open Season on the troublesome chipmunk. We don’t typically have chipmunks, so I don’t know where this came from, but me and my flower pots and gardens would like it very much if he went back.

    • You’ve said before how much you dislike this time. I’d hoped you’d be happy to see this little cutie.

      Sorry to read about your chipmunk problem.

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