It's a good thing that every once in awhile I watch where I'm walking, because a week or so ago I was walking on the side of the Home Idea Factory I heard a peep - when I looked down there was a very tiny, featherless baby bird looking up at me. I had no idea there was a nest any where by, but when I looked up I saw it. Thank heavens for tall ladders - I knew he would never have a chance if I left him on the ground so I dragged out my biggest ladder and was able to get him safely home. It's been an absolute delight to watch the Mom and Dad cardinals flying back and forth taking care of him.
I've been watching out for him ever since, and yesterday there he was again on the ground. I got him back up where he belonged, but I guess the parents decided it was time for him to leave the nest - when I didn't see them around today I checked the nest and he was gone. Safe travels, little Peep - I'm glad I'll always have these pictures to remember you by.