Our guest family has flown.

We watched the nest all day today, but they’re all gone, safely out into the blue.

Yesterday, there was a bit of busyness, lots of Mama and Papa zooming to and fro. Sadly, we missed The Launch, but today, all was quiet. I think they must have gone either early morning or last night. The nest is fully intact, so it was a safe exit, rather than a tragic event.

Mouse is relieved at having ‘his’ open door into the backyard available once again. I’m a little relieved because it means I can now get out there to sweep and wash the deck, shake out the cushions and wipe down the table and chairs. Entertaining season is almost upon us, and the Husband needs to give the barbecue grill a bit of love.

I’ll leave you with a bit of bluegrass I love dearly, which is rather appropriate for the case:

I’ll fly away – Alison Krauss

36 thoughts on “Flown

  1. tialys says:

    Blimey! That was quick.

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    They certainly grew fast. But lovely to know you were a safe haven for them.

  3. Going Batty in Wales says:

    My first thought was that it was very quick too! But as my perception of time is all over the place at the moment I assumed it was just me. Well done Mr & Mrs Sunbird for rearing their little ones successfully and getting them safely independent. Enjoy reclaiming your deck.

    • katechiconi says:

      It was quick, but quick is their normal! One of these fine days I’ll be dragging all the furniture off and pressure washing and re-sealing the timber and posts… soon, but not yet!

  4. Kids grow up so fast these days.

  5. claire93 says:

    gosh, you blinked and they were gone!

    • katechiconi says:

      Pretty much! But it will be very nice to have the use of my back door again! The nest is staying put in case they want to return to their ‘holiday home’ again next year.

  6. I’ll fly away oh glory, I’ll fly away in the morning…to the land where joy will never end. Lovely song for the launch!

  7. Marty K says:

    So exciting to read that the little family is off on their new adventures. Here’s hoping all the youngsters — and their parents — have a successful year and return to nest again. ❤️

  8. Dayphoto says:

    Will they be back? Or do they only raise one brood a year? Our Swallows raise three.

  9. Bear says:

    One minute they’re squaking for the proverbial milk, next they’re off to explore life… so it goes, so it goes. Oh, but the joy they left behind can not be merely measured…it must be felt. So glad to hear they’re now off to a good start.

  10. “Your wings already exist… all u have to do is fly” & that’s what they did… it’s so lovely to see life ❣️
    Now at least you can do all your packing and planning for your next holiday 🥰

  11. craftycreeky says:

    It doesn’t seem twominutes since they were born 🙂

  12. The come. They go. They’ll be back.

    • katechiconi says:

      Which is why the nest is staying where it is. We’ve already seen the original pair flitting around the front of the house, sipping from the azaleas and Golden Shrimp flowers, so they’re not ranging too far.

  13. anne54 says:

    I thought I must have missed a couple of posts about your bird family, but it turns out that they are quick learners! Loved the music from Allison.

  14. Shew, that seems to have been quick. Nice to find a fellow bluegrass lover – I’m a big fan of Krauss and Welch!

  15. Well, I am kind of at a loss for words on this one. 🙂 There was an angry sparrow in one of the shrubs here during the summer and I thought there must have been a nest in it somewhere. Sure enough, after the leaves fell off, I saw the empty nest. Now I can give it a good trimming. 🙂

  16. Another happy ending. My favorite kind of story.

  17. cedar51 says:

    Agree with everyone, and your replies ….

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