The baby birds are starting to come out of the nest. There were two out this morning, and one was way up the tree, and this little guy just isn't quite strong enough yet. Luckily I went out with the dogs this morning anticipating baby birds out of the nest, as Annie ran right up to this little guy, and I shouted SO loud "ANNIE!!!!!!" and she stopped dead in her tracks. My neighbor behind me yelled out of her window and asked if I was okay. It was 8:30 a.m. I apologized profusely and explained that I was helping to make sure these baby birds got off to a good start. I stayed outside for a few minutes and this little guy tried so hard to make its way up this tree, but no luck. So for safety's sake, I scooped him up and put him back in the nest for now.
Tomorrow begins the first leg of the 2010 Mother Daughter Road Trip. So, the dogs will be going to the kennel in the morning and the baby birds can fledge in peace.