A couple of days ago as I was walking the path back to the feeding area for Ollie and Spirit I notice an adult robin on the path. Then I realized that a baby robin must be close. Sure enough I saw a young robin learning to fly. Actually this little bird knows how to fly but he is still spending a lot of time close to the ground.
Yesterday I saw mom and dad robin so I knew baby was around. I was happy this little guy was ok. While I was sitting with the kitties during their meal I heard chirping. I looked up to see both parents a few feet away which meant baby was there too. This was just a little too close to the kitties. I moved towards the birds and the parents flew in opposite directions but not too far. There on the path sat baby robin. I knew where Ollie was but Spirit had wandered off and I had no idea where he was. Thankfully baby robin flew up into the trees away from the cats area.
When I was leaving the cats one of the adult robins flew by with a worm or bug in its beak. I stopped to watch. The parent sat on a low branch looking around. I backed off a little and then saw the parent fly down into the tall grass below to feed baby.
Today I didn't see or hear the robins when I arrived but as I was leaving the area after feeding Spirit and Ollie I saw the parents and the baby.
I love watching the happy side of nature.