We don’t usually have guests. Not that we aren’t social, everyone is busy in their lives and that is how the world really is, really. But then, one night, before leaving off for a dinner, I went to water our plants in the balcony (I couldn’t ignore my green/pink/white/red friends, night or day they need their nutrition too). I found a little white ball in one of the flower pot. I wasn’t much surprised as I thought it was a little ping pong ball left out by my sister, or one randomly flew to this specific pot out of nowhere. Before watering that ball as well, I had an urge to look at it again. and it slowly and shockingly registered in my brain that it was a tiny round egg.
AN EGG AN EGG!
I had not felt as happy as I had on the discovery of that egg in a long time! I DO NOT KNOW WHY but the thought of having an almost new born life at home filled me with joy (which I wouldn’t have to take care of or clean and I would watch it grow from the glass of the balcony). [balcony; as we live in an apartment] What bothered me was the isolation of that egg. The mommy bird was nowhere to be seen.
I quickly googled “how to take care of a bird egg”. An advice to discoverers of abandoned egg such as mine – Ask a professional for help- don’t google. (not like it’s not accurate, but google usually has the most extreme answers that will shock you). Worried for the egg, and the dinner we had to attend to, I lost hope and left a tissue on top of it, in case the egg got cold. I am aware they need real warmth, so reason 1. Reason 2, in case the mommy bird came back, she could lift the tissue easily. Ahaha yes. That sir/madam, is how my brain works.
In the morning, I went back to check on the egg. I expected it to no longer be there, or see a baby bird chirping away or any sign of the mommy bird. But Lo! Another Egg! This confirmed that this egg was not magical, or did not come out of the blue – it actually belonged to the mysterious egg laying bird I had yet to have the acquaintance of. The acquaintance was made soon enough when I saw the mommy bird sitting on the spot where I last saw the eggs. I tried to go near the bird but it flew away! (I remember I was frustrated at her flying away; what if I ate the eggs?! (no of course I wouldn’t) Clumsy mommy bird). So here is what she looks like. I had to stalk her 😛 She took a really good spot to nest. near my favorite white (grass?) flowers grown out of a herb. And this whole situation reminded me of Batgurrl. She loves crows! I am not so fond of birds to be honest; I have had a fair share of pet birds who flew away or even died. But this situation reminded me of her and her care for them made me more curious about my unexpected guest situation ^__^
I hope you get to read this Batgurrl! (it has been 2 weeks since we’ve had her in the pot) 😛
They are no longer eggs! They have hatched, the two white balls! I went to water the plants again (as an excuse to check on the bird) and it flew away after noticing me. I quickly went to check on the eggs and I saw two tiny fur-ed chicks! So tiny and so adorable! they were almost the size of the portion at the end of my finger! (no I did not dare touch them, just an assumption).
Here is what I saw as of today:
I called in my mom and sisters to watch it and they were more excited than I was!
This is my very first experience with birds out of a cage. Not that I can hold them or the mommy bird in my hand but just watching them from far away makes me happy 😀
For those wondering, the mommy bird came in as soon as we celebrated and left the baby birds alone. 😀