Goodbye, Baby Bird
Very sad news to report: the baby bird egg that was nesting on my balcony didn't make it. I noticed some twigs and a good part of the nest on the ground outside and when I came out to investigate, I found the broken egg on the ground. The mama bird was not in the nest and I don't know what happened. Perhaps another bird (a predator) came along and tried to eat it? Or maybe the mom or baby was sick and she sacrificed it? I'm not sure but I was very sad to see it. I was excited for a baby bird or two to hatch and live here. I was coming outside everyday and saying hello to the mama and asking how the baby was doing. She would just stare at me, as if she knew what I was saying. She was not threatened by me at all and never flew away.
On a brighter note, mama did come back to sit on the rail and was soon joined by another bird (perhaps the papa?). They were looking around, at the nest, as if trying to figure out what happened. Then she flew up and sat in the nest for a moment before flying off again.
I really hope they come back, rebuild and a healthy baby hatches soon.