Thursday, August 5, 2010

Three Little Birds

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.


Val said...

hi Adrianne - nice to see you in blogland again!
perhaps the baby birds had tried to fly and landed on the ground, but still needed feeling so the parent birds would continue to feed and protect? I hope they are ok? they must be almost ready to fly

Reya Mellicker said...

So glad to see a post here. I know you have a Seriously Busy Life and don't have the time it takes to create blog posts, but I love your writing and the way you think. xx Shalom