Tropical Gnatcatcher

A Tropical Gnatcatcher Bird

This is a sad story.

I saw what appeared to be a little bird fall from one of our young mango trees. I went to it to see where it came from and to see if we could put it back, but I couldn’t find the nest. I looked in every tree around and found nothing. The baby bird was making a constant needy “cheap,cheap,cheap” and the mother was replying from a nearby tree. We searched the entire evening and had even thought about getting an old nest from another bird and putting it in a tree so that its mom could get to it. We finally decided that nature takes care of itself and that we should leave it be. The baby found himself a little perch on our tomato cage where he was protected from the rain and stopped chirping at about 7pm. The next morning I went to check on him as soon as I woke up. He had fallen off the tomato cage and lay there lifeless on his side. I guess nature had other plans for him.

*Note to my niece Britney – Make sure that when you leave the nest you are READY! : )

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