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    Three weeks ago, I discovered a birdís nest when I was trimming the cedar tree in front of my house. Then I found a little turquoise blue colour egg. I found an additional egg everyday there after. Four little eggs were accumulated. The nest is small. I thought it belonged to a small bird such as a finch. On observing the birds hiding from me. I found it was a robin. Since then, the mother robin was sitting there all the time to hatch her eggs. The bird was scared and flew away every time we pass by the front door. Eventually, she didnít care anymore. The nest is hardly accommodating a single bird; I wonder where the male bird was. The morning before the eggs were hatched, many birds were gathering at my front door. In the afternoon, I found two baby robins were emerged. When I took video on the babies, two birds were chirping at me anxiously. I realized the male is living in another tree near by, securing the female. One hour later, another baby bird emerged. Next day, all four eggs were successfully hatched.

 

< Two bird just emerged, while their brother and sisters are still eggs. Click pictures to watch movie. 

 

 

    The baby birds do not have eyes yet. Membranes covered up with dark contents, which are relatively large, compared to the head are the eyes. They have very large mouth. The babies hardly have enough energy to lift up their heads and still want to open the mouth wide to get food. The mother bird brought home a worm on the first hour of their birth. The feathers of the babies are hairy. The wings are tiny. The overall appearance is barely like a bird. The mother bird continues sitting on the babies even they are no longer eggs. Iím surprised that they do not suffocate. The nest is so small. This is the only position the mother can stay.

 

            All four eggs successfully hatched. Click picture to watch movie. >

 

 

< Parents are securing their babies. Click to watch movie.

 

 

Father bird is anxiously watching and chirping at me. Click picture to watch movie.  >

 

 

    One week later, all birds disappear. I figure there could be two reasons. It is either the parents does not feel secure on the present address, so she moved; or there is not enough room to accommodate the grown up babies, so they moved to the father's nest. I believe the hatching nest is purposely made small for hatching use only. She abandon the nest when the purpose is already reached. Please correct me if there are experts more knowledgeable on this area. Three weeks later, we saw baby robins flying around.
    Birds have their own culture, their own society. They know how to build nests, hatch the eggs. The male protect the female. They have their own timetable. They understand how to raise the babies. This is power of nature.
    Jesus said:"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's will. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows." Matthew 10:29-31
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    三星期前,當我修剪我屋前那棵柏樹的時候,我發現一個雀巢.然後我發現一個細小墨綠帶藍色的蛋.此後我發現每日增加一只.這四只小蛋堆放在那小雀巢裡,我想是屬於一小鳥例如是金絲雀的.我躲藏起來靜心觀察,我發覺原來是一知更鳥.從此之後,這只母知更鳥便整天伏在那裡來孵育她的蛋.每當我們經過我們屋的前門,都會使鳥兒受驚飛走.最後那只母知更鳥不再理會我們.那小雀巢僅足容納一只鳥.我奇怪公鳥去了那裡.在蛋孵出的前一天早上,很多雀鳥聚集在我的屋門前.下午我發現兩個小知更鳥出世.當我用錄像機對著他們,他們吱吱地叫.我發現雄知更鳥在附近一棵樹上守候護衛著雌鳥.一小時後,另一嬰兒孵出來.第二天,四只蛋都成功地孵出小鳥來.


<兩只小鳥剛孵出.他們的弟妹仍然在蛋裡.請輕擊圖片觀看活動影片.




    小雛鳥尚未開眼.一層薄膜蓋著大大的眼睛.他們有一大口.他們有氣無力地想抬起頭,張開大口來索食.他們的母親在他們出世一小時之後便銜回一條蟲來餵他們.雛鳥的羽毛是絨毛.他們的翼很小.整體來看他們看似又不很像一隻鳥.他們的母親時常伏著他們雖然他們已非鳥蛋.我奇怪他們沒有被悶死.巢是那麼小.這是他們的媽媽僅足容身之處.

 

 

所有四只蛋都己孵出.請輕擊圖片觀看活動影片.>





    一星期之後,所有的鳥都失了踪影.我猜想有兩個可能.第一,他們的父母覺得這裡不夠安全,於是搬了家去別處.第二是這裡地方太小容納不下日漸長大的小孩.他們已搬去父親為他們所築較大的巢.我想信孵蛋的小巢只為孵蛋之用.孵完蛋之後知更鳥媽媽就會把孵卵巢放棄.我的意見如不正確請有識之士指正.三星期之後,我看見小知更鳥在周圍飛翔.

 

<父母守護著他們的嬰孩.請輕擊圖片觀看活動影片.

 

 

知更鳥爸爸懮慮地看守著他的小孩.請輕擊圖片觀看活動影片.>


    雀鳥有他們自己的文化,自己的社會.他們知道如何築巢.如何孵卵.雄鳥保護雌鳥.他們有自己的時間表.他們知道如何養育嬰兒長大.這是自然界的力量.
    耶穌說:ď兩個麻雀,不是賣一分銀子麼.若是你們的父不許,一個也不能掉在地上.就是你們的頭髮,也都被數過了.所以不要懼怕,你們比許多麻雀還貴重.Ē馬太福音 10:29-31.

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