Sunday, July 6, 2008

Unexpected July 4th visitor

A baby Robin!

While my DH was downstairs in his study, he heard some loud frantic chirping.
Outside, in the window well, was a baby robin who had fallen down into our very deep window well and it couldn't get out.
We tried various means to retrieve it. It could fly just enough to elude capture, but not well enough to fly out. Finally, my hubby got a green plastic rake and the baby bird hopped onto it. (I guess it looked more like grass).
We raised the rake and let the baby robin hop out towards the grass. We watched until the baby found it's mother.
My dear hubby, the bird rescuer. A job well done.
A little later,the mother robin perched on our porch post and chirped a thankyou.

14 comments:

Robin said...

How sweet - I'm partial to robins :) tweet tweet!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I am so.. glad your husband got the baby robin out of the window well. We've had a problem with baby robins getting into our window wells this year. 1 died before we got it out. so, sad...
Hugs, Terrie

Deb said...

Oh Ruthie! what a lovely story, Your hubby is indeed quite the bird rescuer. My thanks to him also. Deb

Monday through Sunday said...

Good job!! So glad it found its mamma!

Shelia said...

What a hero! How sweet to help the little birdie get back home. It's a good thing ya'll were able to help the poor little thing. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think you'll love these books. Please come back to see me sometimes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Technonana said...

It was great that you could help this tiny little thing!! What would he have done if you had not been around???

Megan DiMaria said...

Sweet!

A prisoner of hope,
Megan

Charlotte said...

That is so sweet.

BP said...

That's a sweet story! I'm glad your husband thought of the rake to get it out!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

That is a deep window well, it's a good thing robin rescuer was home! How wonderful to go to so much trouble, some people would have left that baby. Robins are so amazing when they sing, don't you think?

I have enjoyed reading over your blog home, your China pictures are so memorable.

Thank you for dropping by last night, I was born and raised in northern Minnesota, I've visited Colorado and you are right, they are both very beautiful places.

Kathi :)

Julie said...

The momma was saying "Thanks"

Susie said...

So glad the baby robin is reunited with Mom. Your hubby sounds like a dear..

Jan Parrish said...

Mom, what a great post. Reminds me of something Grampa would have done. I love that great shot of the sad birdie waiting to be rescued.

G.L.H. said...

What a sweet story! Wouldn't it make a great children's book?

--Barbara