Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Jordan's baby bird

Being I have turned into such a bird nut lately I thought I would share this story with you. These photos and this event was 7 years ago in July of 2001. The house we lived in at the time had a little covered front porch on it. Next to the front door was a wall lamp. It was not uncommon for us to have a bird build a nest every year on top of the lamp. Back in those days I am ashamed to admit that it was more of a nuisance than a welcome but we went along with it and allowed the birds to raise their families there. The kids were much more thrilled with it than I was. I wish I could remember more of the details but for some reason one year all the babies and the mother disappeared leaving this one baby all alone. And somehow it adopted Jordan as it's substitute mother. She really did raise this baby bird!! And the bird just loved Jordan. It would just cling to her and hop all over her. Jordan fed this bird and watched it grow big and healthy.
Jordan even taught it to fly. She would take it out to the yard and gently toss it in the air, each time it would go a little farther and get a little stronger. Eventually it would fly half way down the street but it kept coming back to Jordan. It wasn't long until it flew completely away and never came back. Jordan was in tears when it didn't return but the whole experience was really rewarding for her. I'm not even sure what type of bird it was, maybe a finch or a sparrow?


Margaret said...

What a great story. And you have the pictures to go with the memory. Lucky you!

Shellmo said...

That is adorable - and what a great lifetime memory!!