I first noticed a little mother bird busy building a nest. It was about two feet outside my window and eye
level, so it was easy to see. She was very busy building her a nest. A few days later, she laid two tiny
eggs. She was very religious about sitting on them and keeping them warm. After awhile two little chicks
It was amazing to see how she cared for them. I watched her everyday caring for them, feeding them and
protecting them from the elements like rain and strong winds. The more I watched the more intrigued I
became. This little bird really cared for her babies. She would protect them also from the hot sun by
spreading her wings around them to give them shade.
The best part was watching he babies grow and see that they wanted to leave the nest. You could almost
read their body language and I imagined them talking to each other. Momma Bird wouldn’t let them
until she thought they were ready. She actually would teach them how to survive in the world. She
showed them how to fly. When they messed up, and fell or landed on a chair, she flew right to them.
Wherever they were at, she took care of them. She kept showing and encouraged them to fly. She was
actually showing them how to fly by doing it over and over herself. She showed then how to get water
It was wonderful to see them finally make it to the feeder after trying to sit in it. She showed them how
to drink from it; and how to go to a flowe
This little mother bird came back every year for five years in a row to rebuild the same nest and lay two
more eggs. I feel it was her because she would always come up to the window to let me know she was
back, and then she would get busy rebuilding the nest.
I didn’t’ see her the sixth year and I missed her. I felt she might have passed away, as thy travel so very
far when it gets cold to a warmer climate. I feel sure her babies have come back. Now her babies, fly up
to the window to let me know they are here. I make sure they have plenty of nectar and lots of flowers.
They are a joy to watch and very entertaining.