To the Rescue
Sometimes nature needs a helping
hand. In this case it was an American Robin. Early one
warm Spring morning I noticed a nest had fallen from a low pine
limb. Inside were young robins. I soon realized the
original nest was beyond repair, so I carefully picked up the
pieces. I rushed inside and found a discarded plastic
whipped cream tub. Carefully I put the pieces of the nest
inside, and gently placed the four babies back into the nest.
I was able to determine where the nest
originally sat in the tree, and now wondered how I would attach
it. Searching in the garage and basement I found a staple
gun and duct tape. With assistance from my neighbor we
carefully attached the nest to the low pine limb.
Within 15 minutes the mother robin was
back feeding the four babies. I watched them daily until
they flew off on their own. Sometimes nature needs a helping
hand, and I was glad to offer my assistance!