A couple of weeks ago I had taken my camera outside to take photos of my cherry tree and as I walked toward the gazebo I took the above photo of the little fledgling walking around in the violet dotted grass.
As I got a little closer I could see it hadn't been long since the baby had left the nest. I didn't see Mom or Dad anywhere near.
I took one more closeup photo before retreating so as not to put any stress on the little guy. Don't you just love those feathers!
I stepped up into the gazebo to check the nest and as you can see a little sibling remained alone high up in the rafters. Hubs was getting ready to mow the lawn but left a large bit of yard around the gazebo unmowed so as not to disturb the youngsters. The next morning I returned to the gazebo to find the one in the nest had disappeared but I didn't see either of them. Walking around to the backside I found the two siblings huddled together underneath a bush. As I had to leave town the next day I didn't see them anymore but hope they survived and are living somewhere nearby.
Posted for Wild Bird Wednesday.