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Saturday, May 30, 2009

A rescue mission ~

The other night while taking the pups out, Brent noticed a baby bird had fallen from it's nest right in the front yard. He wasn't quite ready to fly and be out of the nest either. Well, there were three cats stalking around just waiting to get their paws on the little guy. I had a vintage bird cage hanging in the studio so I added a few paper towels and some straw and we placed him inside for protection.

The next day Brent hung the cage on the porch next to the hanging ferns and we noticed that the mother bird was feeding her little baby through the cage!!!!! So he moved the cage out to the cluster of trees in our yard where the mom was living so her job would be much easier. The little bird is growing very quickly and we should be able to release him any day now....he's working out his wings and getting stronger every day!

Can you see the mom in the tree beside the cage? She's so diligent and nuturing ~

Our sweet graduate last night ~ we're so very proud of him!! The weather was perfect, a breeze blowing all the time and quite mild. The ceremony went wonderful and Chase is now a graduate!!

We used the wheelchair, for hopefully the last time, to take Noah to the graduation ceremony ~

Even little Clara attended and was a perfect angel the entire time!

Wishing you a wonderful, relaxing weekend sweet friends!
xxoo, Dawn


lindaharre said...

So happy for you....and....the evening was beautiful too! What a handsome son you have:)

Dorthe said...

Dawn, what a handsome son you have, and Noa looking so happy,-not to speak of the little one,with her very big beautifull eyes, ---what wonderful,3.

Wishing you a lovely sunday dear friend.

Hugs and love-Dorthe

Wish on a Whisker said...

Love the pictures of your sons and sweet Clara! The little bird story is priceless. I love treating little creatures with kindness. ~Mandy

QueenBe said...

Well done on the baby bird! I have done that very same thing myself, and it worked wonderfully. Congratulations on your graduating son.... I too, have a son graduating next week. What a bittersweet time, but knowing they are starting their next chapter is very rewarding indeed.

♥Mimi♥ said...

A mother's love for her children transcends fear of her own well-being. That Robin momma has a beautiful heart.

Nadine said...

Congratulations to your son on graduating!
The pictures of the baby bird are just precious, what a neat gift to be a part of!

Denise said...

You are so wonderful taking care of that little sweet!
Love the grad pictures...I will have my turn next year.
Dancingly Denise
I am giving away a handmade knit and felted purse at

Miss Sandy said...

Awww, the little bird is just precious but not as cute as little Clara! Handsome guys you have there but I am sure you already know that. Have a sweet evening.

nwalker said...

Your kids looks so precious! That little bird should count his blessings. I love birds!
Have a good weekend.

marie said...

Such a special gift you gave that tiny bird ~ that will be such a sweet story to share with your pretty little Clara when she gets older!
Congrats to the graduate and prayers for continued healing for Noah!
You have such a lovely family Dawn!

madrekarin said...

Congratulations to Chase!
How sweet is that bird? Oh, my gosh, what privilege to be able to see that! The photos are priceless.

BailiwickDesigns said...

What a sweet story about mama and baby bird! And congratulations to your graduate! ::Jill

Nita Jo said...

What a perfect solution for the baby bird! I'm so glad his mother stayed nearby to care for him.

Congrats to Chase on graduating! Handsome young man! Noah looks sweet, and I'm glad he will soon be on his feet again. I have to say the picture of Clara make me smile so big! Love her expression!

Nita Jo

Dragonlady said...

Ohhh, Such a sweet story....I hope you will be able to get pics of birdie when it flys away...

congrats, to the grad and hope Noah will be all well soon...
Clara is adorable..

Kathy said...

Dawn, Amazing bird adventures!!!
Should be a very happy ending to that story...Congrats to your graduate and Noah seems to be doing very well, Happy news all around, xoxo~Kathy~ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Barb said...

Congratulations to Chase!!

Glad Noah is healing up well.

And sweet little Clara!!
What a bright eyed doll.

You are truly a blessed woman.

Blessings and hugs,
Barbara Jean

Charmingdesigns said...

Its WONDERFUL!!! That is cutest bird ever!!! What wonderful sons you have!Laurie

Halo Hill said...

Congratulations!! All of your "babies" look darling! (Oh and the baby bird too)! Those pics are priceless!



Becky said...

Hello my friend the bird rescuer! Loved your post and love how momma stuck around to take care of her baby.
Congratulations to the graduate and look how sweet your little Clara is. She has the prettiest eyes! Give her a kiss for me. She is darling.

Charla @ For the Sake of Time said...

Mothering is a true joy. Thank you for sharing. What a delight!


Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Congratulations on your son's graduation. And how precious, your bird rescue mission! Have a wonderful weekend, Dawn.

Charlene said...

What a sweet family you have! Including the new little feathered member! Congratulations to Chase (plus you & Daddy for getting another one ready to spread his wings). So glad Noah is doing better. And that little Clara is a bright eyed angel.

SharDon Exclusives said...

I told my hubby about your "rescue" and he said "sounds just like Dawn" I always talk about you and I think he has picked up on your gentle spirit. What a precious miracle that the momma still cared for her baby. Sweet story. Keep us posted.

Diane said...

As usual, my friend, I don't visit for a few days, come back and you have all sorts of heart-warming pictures and stories. How sweet your bird story is! And congratulations to the graduate and to your article in the magazine! Well-deserved. It's on my to-buy list, of course!
Fly, little bird! :-)

Lana said...

Oh Dawn! How sweet that the mama was still caring for her baby in the cage! I love that!

Laura Haviland said...

Dawn what a wonderful person you are, so kind. I loved hearing about the Mama bird, coming to feed the baby bird, darling.
Your son is so handsome, how proud you must be. They grow too fast and you wonder where has the time gone. I wish your son, the very best wishes.
Clara is just a little doll, so beautiful.
Such treasured memories, made.
Hugs, Laura.
Congrads you are in the new Art quilter magazine !!!!!!!! Wow !!! Fabulous, couldn't happen to a sweet or more talented lady.

Anonymous said...

Oh that is so sweet that you saved the baby bird. I cannot believe the mom feeds it through the cage, but that is wonderful!!!

BTW, your son is quite handsome!!!

Linda said...

Congrats on the graduate! That's wonderful. And...I can't believe the mother bird is feeding through the cage wires...that's AWESOME! I hope you can get a picture of her doing that, too! wow!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

The birdie is so sweet.
Congratulations to the graduate - it looks like Noah was quite proud. And sweet Clara is just precious.


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