|Bye Bye Birdie|
Yesterday I put the Robins into the branches of the persimmon tree where they were born. They spent the day exploring the branches, occasionally fed by the mother Robin. At the end of the day, I retrieved them and put them into their cage, to keep them warm and safe.
This morning I again released them into the tree. This time, the mama bird did not show. I guess she figured the young ones are ready to go on their own. She was right. One flew away within the hour. The other stayed for awhile, and I was worried about him, so invited him onto my finger. He allowed me to pet him and feed him a couple of pieces of a cherry. Then he flew onto my shoulder, then flew to a perch on the patio. Then he flew away into the sky.
Mission accomplished, now I can get some work done besides bird watching.