small things

I saw the sweetest thing this morning as I staggered into work.
As I was walking up the drive the smallest, fluffiest bird I have ever seen hovered right in front of me and then ‘plop’ fell onto the ground. I moved back a little way so as not to scare it, but as I was right in the middle of the driveway on the way up to the office I didn’t want to leave it alone because of the cars.
So, I was standing there, looking at the small bird and wondering what to do about the fact it was in danger of being hit by a car, when another larger bird (presumably its mother) landed next to it, prodded it with its beak and chased it off into the bushes.

I watched for a little while as they hopped up the branches – to make another flight attempt no doubt.

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