A rude awakening for a baby robin

April 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm 1 comment

On Saturday the unthinkable happened….in full ‘lets tidy the garden mode’ I pulled away some deadwood clematis which was ensnaring my rotary washing line and climbing up to the roof of next doors garage. Pulling away a huge clump of dead branch under the garage eaves, I was horrified when a perfect little birds nest dropped out, and a tiny fluttering followed. Horrified I realised it was a baby robin….it darted for cover behind the compost bin and its parents chirped angrily, returning to the site of the nest with beaks trailing worms….I was absolutely bereft – I never meant to evict a robin – I can’t even shoo big fat wood pidgeons (I have a tame lame one called Hoppity!). I abandoned the gardening and came indoors watching anxiously from the window. The parents were reunited with their baby. What could I do? reinstate the nest? give them a plate of worms? I felt so guilty…..a friend pointed out that this robin was actually ready to leave the nest – it was being a lazy teenager and tipping it out may have been the shove it needed – it certainly learnt to fly pretty quickly! 2 days later the robins are back and singing merrily to me from the tree overlooking the compost bin. I think I am forgiven.

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Debi Evans

Debi Evans

Rolo and free author visits

Hello, my name is Debi Evans and I am best known for co-writing The Secret Society of Dragon Protectors fantasy adventure children's books. My new book The Secret Adventures of Rolo is out on 1st March 2014. Find out more about the new book and also how to arrange a free primary school visit!

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