While having our postprandial walk with another couple friends, our friend noticed a baby sparrow chirping softly on the side. She probably fell out of the nest and had come slightly far searching for her abode and was crying out for parents. It was night time and risky to leave the bird in the driveway. I was a bit sceptical whether we would be able to keep the bird alive as we had no idea what will it eat, and because it was too late to call a vet. Still, I took a chance, as leaving the bird there was anyways sure death.
We tried to feed the bird with Google’s guidance, but it didn’t eat anything. But I was reasonably glad that we were able to give it a safe place and it slept comfortably and stopped the loud chirp.
In the morning, we thought of keeping the bird in the balcony, to give it some fresh air and light. In a few minutes, suddenly out of nowhere, the bird’s mother reached our 14th-floor balcony on the other side of the tower, removed the cover and instigated the baby bird to fly. And it did! Our domestic help watched the whole thing with her eyes from inside.
I was impressed to witness the bird’s instinct and the power of motherhood to locate the child and also the way she could motivate the child to fly from such a height.
Felt nice having protected life and happy to see the family re-unite.
A mother’s love can motivate you and even make a fledgling fly!
~ Jitesh Om