So, I'm going about my day, minding my own business, when what should I happen upon? My daughter discovers yet another wondrous aspect of Mother Nature.
Curiously, we climbed to a higher vantage point for a slight peek...tucked inside the top rung of a ladder was this nest with 4 new fledgling american robins. These robins return to the same spot each year to build their nest and raise their young. It is said that robins are monogamous only during the breeding season so presumably, the male picks up a new chick, I mean mate, each year. Must be nice. Hey, but then again, so does the female (wink).
We watched closely as the baby robins begged for food. Oh, the silent cry. We returned to our seat for the rest of the show.
Within minutes, Mama bird returns with the first course of their meal. She was a bit skeptical of us watching from a distance but once she decided we meant no harm, the feast was on.
The babies gobble up their seemingly tasty treat and immediately beg for more. Soon Papa bird returns with the second course. So glad I'm not a baby bird, and definitely even happier I'm not that earth worm.
After daddy flies away to hunt more delicacies, my daughter has another close look (but definitely no touching) before we return home to roost.
As if I needed yet another reason to be inspired by my daughter's love for Mother Nature. Her existence in my life challenges me to take a closer look and appreciate the small things around me.
*Macro Monday is hosted by Lisa at Lisa's Chaos.