Microblog Mondays – Baby Birds

I was walking the dogs last week and I stumbled across a fallen nest. Well, actually the dogs did. I carefully picked it up and looked inside to find two perfectly preserved little skeletons, in a nest of downy feathers.

I felt so sad for the little birds, not even given a real chance at life. They had probably just hatched and then the nest fell and they died. I tried not to think about whether they starved to death or the fall did them in…

I like to think that infertility, loss and all of the other ups and downs of life have weathered me so I am stronger when it comes to facts of nature – but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to feeling bad most of the day about it. Poor little baby birds.

I took the nest and placed it up in the tree (as far as I could reach) and am hopeful that when I walk down there this Spring to check on it, I will find a new Mama and (hopefully) some new babies! It served as a gentle reminder that, as final as something may seem, life does go on and hope can bloom.

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9 thoughts on “Microblog Mondays – Baby Birds

  1. Risa Kerslake January 17, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Oh that’s so sad. That would break my heart. What a beautiful post, though.


  2. Traci York January 17, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    What a beautifully bittersweet moment. Sending lots of “hope blooming” thoughts your way!


    • RavenTheRambler January 17, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      Thank you! Bittersweet is really the best way to describe it … one of the MANY lessons nature can teach us!


  3. Beth January 17, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    I’m crying just reading this. Nature is heartbreaking.


    • RavenTheRambler January 17, 2017 / 5:52 pm

      Isn’t it? It makes me so sad to think that they may have suffered…and yet, I try to remember it is just a small portion of all of the beautiful things nature does – and without death, there is no life.


      • Beth January 17, 2017 / 5:56 pm

        That is true. I need to focus on that more than the pain. Good reminder.


  4. Mali January 18, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    Sometimes I think infertility and loss, rather than hardening us to pain, make us feel these things more intensely. But I think that we also become more resilient and better able to cope I hope you do find a new bird family in the nest in the spring.


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