We have had some mockingbird activity in the bush beside our front door/stoop for a few weeks now. Over the weekend, my fiance and his son discovered a nest in the bush, and within the nest were three baby mockingbirds. This absolutely thrilled me! I viewed it as a good omen, partly because I think it is an honor when a member of the animal kingdom chooses to make its home and raise its young in such close proximity to one's own abode, and partly because it provided a linkage between my life and one of my favorite Bob Marley songs, "Three Little Birds." The chorus of that song -- "don't worry about a thing, because every little thing is gonna be alright" -- contains words that I really should take to heart a lot more often than I do.
Today, I discovered that the three little birds were not in their nest. However, the adult birds are still taking food (and maybe also building materials?) into the bush, and I thought that I still heard the voices of the babies emanating from within the bush. Is it possible that the parent birds moved the baby birds to a different, bigger nest? I know nothing about birds or how they raise their young, but I am hoping for the best. I'm hoping that my three little birds are OK, and that every little thing is gonna be alright for them, too.
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