Our babies – the Carolina Wrens – took their first flight on Thursday, 25 May 2017. It was more like a long jump than a flight, but that’s okay. They’ll get it figured out. They are out living on the ground with their parents. I have been hoping and praying that nothing eats them while they are out there hopping around like little frogs.
The morning was a bit exciting and also upsetting. The first two babies left the nest, but there had been three babies. We didn’t hear any sounds coming from the nest. We peeked in and saw Baby #3 standing on its head, and appearing to not be breathing. We didn’t know what we should do and decided to wait until Friday to see if it was still in that position, figuring if it was, then it had gone to Baby Birdie Heaven.
Well, I prayed all morning. I know that Heavenly Father can breathe life into anyone He chooses, even if they are already dead. I prayed that He would for this little birdie. When we went back outside at lunch time, there were sounds coming from the nest.
The baby was no longer standing on its head and was soon getting atop the nest like its siblings had done that morning. This one actually flew off the lamp fixture onto the screen platform below. It was a beautiful sight! I was so thankful that Heavenly Father allowed this baby to live. Soon, it joined its siblings and parents on the ground below.
I’ve been able to hear them, but not see them, until this morning. While I was able to see all three of them, I was able to get a picture of only one of them.
Isn’t he or she adorable? The little feathery tufts atop its head make me giggle. They remind me a bit of Grandpa from The Munsters. Don’t tell it I said that. 🙂