Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mama, Perseverance and Trust

This is Mama.  She is a sweet Robin that has built her nest in our Hanoki Cypress along side of our house.  She would have gone unnoticed except that I happened to see her fly into her secret hideaway one day.  I've been checking on her here and there.  Trying not to be too obtrusive.  I don't want to scare her.  I want to see her raise her little babies in the protection of these limbs.
Mama had a test these past couple of days.  We had some roof work done - power washing and repair work.  People working above her head.   I talked to her.  I told her to trust and to know that she was safe there.  The workers wouldn't harm her and she just needed to know that it would all be OK.  I don't really speak bird, but I thought at least I'd give it a try on the off chance she would understand at some level that I was offering some help and advice.
She did it - she persevered - she stayed and hunkered down. I was really worried that she would abandon ship with all the commotion. No doubt she was scared, yet determined not to leave her little family to be.  I'm pretty proud of this sweet little Mama.  We should be seeing babies pretty soon :)


  1. Amazing what a mama will do! Having never been one, I can only appreciate what I see in my friends (and in the animals) and I'm sure I don't understand but an inch of it. Currently have a mama raccoon and babies hunkered down inside the cupola atop my garage. That ain't so quaint-like this little lady is.

  2. What a lovely post and you are definitely a kind soul and I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who talks to the animals!!

  3. How wonderful that you can even watch her in her nest :-)

  4. Lovely, Marji. I'm so glad she listened to you.


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