A Lesson From A Baby Robin & It's Mommy!
by Nancy Smallwood
(Fairview, MO - Newton.)
The Act Of Love & Nature!
Hello,My name is Nancy. My roommate owns his home. And with it, a lot of land & trees.
Well, the robins come by the dozens! I let my 2 dogs out to use the potty. I went to the back of the yard where the peach trees are. I looked down & there was a baby bird down at my feet.
And yes,I tried to catch it.I even got on my knees & crawled under to get the little thing. But, he just kept hopping further away!
I don't know anything about birds. So I finally caught the little tike and cuffed him in my hands.
The first thing I thought of was (Worms)I took him in to the house and noticed that his bottom beak was deformed. Still cupping him, I found a real small worm & held it up to him! He ate it.
Next, I fixed up a box for him. My mom always told us kids that if you handle baby birds the mother would kill the baby! So as I was holding the baby bird my roommate told me the same thing.
Well my friend raises chickens & ducks. She said that the mother will not kill him. So, I took him back out to the tree and put him back where I found him.
I backed up far enough to where I could see the baby bird and still not scare the mommy. For sure the mommy came back to feed the baby so I went back into the house.
Worrying about cats when it started to rain. I began worrying that the baby was cold & wet so I went back & got him again. I cupped him so he could be warm. Then I wanted to take care for him.
I went to the computer and looked on this page and, found out a lot about Robin babies. This is a great site. I learned that if the baby bird can perch on the finger it is not a nestling.I t is learning to fly.
I took him back and put him back up in the tree where he latched right onto that tree. When he was in the box.I picked him up and, he latched onto my finger.
Well, happy ending, Mommy kept him fed & happy! I stayed out there for 3 hours keeping my baby birdy safe for a while!
I know now Nature can be very mean. But, nature is nature! I took pictures. I will never forget my Baby Robin or the lesson I learned! There are so many robins that come to our yard.
It is amazing & beautiful! They just love that I keep my yard mowed. It's like they say thanks, we can get our worms easier! HA! HA!
Thank You For Letting Me Tell My Story! Sincerely,
It is a myth that touching baby birds causes the adults to abandon or kill their young. Being careful not to stress them is the important part.