I have been lucky to have a sweet family live outside my sliding glass door for the past several weeks.
I have watched their personal journey and felt at times like a giant gawker.
Here are the links to Post 1, Post 2, Post 3 and this is my last installment of the story of this miniature family.
I considered having a huge goodbye party like Oprah, but, well, didn’t want to detract any attention from her. After all, she had her show for 25 years, the Robirdsons haven’t been around quite that long.
When opening the squeaky screen door, one of the babies, who was considering leaving the nest, jumped ship so we were down to 3.
Then, just a day or two later, I could see that baby #2 was stretching his legs, trying to gather the nerve to make that big leap.
Then there were two.
While at work, the other 2 left. I came home to this:
We humans can become so self-absorbed that we, at times, forget about the other creatures we share this earth with. The Robirdsons are a family, different from ours yet the same. It truly makes me wonder if they are they more like us than we will ever know. After all, in the matter of a little over a month, the Robirdsons have had a family, cared for it, raised it and sent them on their way. It takes humans 20 years (more or less) to do the same thing.
I literally stare at my empty nest hanging outside my window and feel that bitter-sweet set of emotions. I miss seeing the little ones snuggling together all sweet and adorable and yet I know that this is what nature intends for every living thing.
Goodbye Robirdsons, thank you for sharing your precious family with me. Sorry if the goofy lady with the camera freaked you out at times but you reminded me that this world is full of wonders both big and small and they exist right in front of our eyes if we take the time to see them.
Thank you for that.
8 thoughts on “The Family That Lived Outside My Door”
Keep a watch out. They are in the area! Especially on the ground. The young ones are stupid. They aren’t clued in to the hazards that low. But they’re in the area. You might spot one or two of them.
This has been a great little blog story! I hope I can capture my little bird as well. I don’t have the cool camera that you have but I’ll do my best! Thanks for sharing!
That’s really cute. Let’s keep our eyes open to the little wonders of nature.
Mother Nature is so amazing, things like this remind us how precious nature is and how even the smallest of God’s creations should be cherished. It was nice to see this little family grow!
baby birds…must fly.
how wonderful you were able to share in the joy…
amazing how attached we grow to them. You were so fortunate to get such a great view of them!
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The Robirdsons tale is a sweet one indeed. Enjoyed it very much and will be much more on the lookout for similar stories unfolding around me!
It’s always good to slow down and see the beauty that we usually pass by. Thanks for stopping in!