The Baby Bird - 4
The baby bird we found four weeks ago is growing up.
We are not bird people, so we still have no idea what kind of bird this is. If you know, please, let us know. Initially we thought it was a bluebird. But then he turned black and we figured it was some kind of blackbird. But we’re not sure.
He now stays outside around the clock and sleeps in a little tree. But every morning he’s ready for food and stands outside our back door and noisily reminds us that he is very hungry.
He is also learning to fly. I didn’t know that birds are just as clumsy as children and then get adventurous, just like teens. When he flies he doesn’t always make it and bounces into something. And when he learned to sit on a branch he sometimes fell off.
We are waiting for the day when he will feed himself, but that may take a while. Yesterday he saw some small insect crawling in front of him and he rapidly retreated and made a scared noise.
Today we couldn’t find him. Finally we heard his familiar call for food from a neighbor’s yard. When we turned around the corner the other birds scattered, but he came running as if meeting us was the happiest event of his morning.