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 :)