Thursday, June 03, 2010

our wee little robins.


Sad news today. A went into the yard just ahead of me this afternoon and found a dead baby robin out in the middle of the grass. We checked the nest and it is empty - and no wee robins in the bushes either (they were a bit young still to have jumped the nest). The parent birds were running back and forth on the roof, loudly crying - we must have just missed whatever happened. We buried the chick and the boys each said a few words. Sad boys.

15 comments:

Linda said...

Oh that is so sad! :(

Dawn said...

I'm so sorry. This must have been so tough for you and your boys to see. That's so sad.

ladybug-zen said...

awwww, i'm so sad to hear that.

Tara said...

That is very sad. Hugs to the boys.

se7en said...

Oh that is so sad, I am sorry. We have so enjoyed watching them...

heather said...

That is terrible!!! So sorry!

Amber said...

Oh my god that is terrible, i am so sorr¥ to read this. Oh poor babies...sending love..xx

Michelle said...

Aw. Thats too bad.

Jodi Anderson said...

Unfortunately, my first thought is my favorite bird... crows.

I watched them work over a nest high in a pine tree outside my window yesterday. Once, a few years back, Paige saw more than a dozen robins flock around a pair of crows on the ground that held a baby robin.

All that aside, my thoughts are with your boys. I hope that they see some young robins flitting about soon to give them some hope and a happy ending. xo

denise said...

Jodi - That is my first thought too. I know crows love little robins. It is just so odd - we hear crows here, but I have never seen one near our yard in 5 years. Our yard is so small, and that arbor is so packed with orange blossoms...I have no idea how a crow could get into the spot they had the nest. Although crows are amazingly smart, so I'm sure they could figure it out. I am very curious about what it was though!

Holly said...

Oh no! I hope the boys aren't sad for too long...that is tough for little ones.

Francesca said...

That is sad! So sorry!

Amy Bradstreet said...

So sad. Sorry to hear that, Denise. I've sobbed many times over lost birds, so I feel for your boys, too. Hugs to them.

Stephanie said...

Catching up because I didn't respond the other day when it happened.
I'm so sorry!
It's strange when that happens - the babes are sad, but then mine are always philosophers, too, and always saying things like "Well, that's how it is in Nature..."
:( Still hard and sad.

xxx

Maiz said...

Your pictures of the nest, eggs and tiny robins have been so beautiful. I hope the boys and you are not too sad, and that you can solve the mystery of what happened. What an amazing learning experience for them.