A while back, I went out to the garage and lifted the door with the intent to retrieve my car.  My husband had left his motorcycle helmet on my son’s soccer net that was situated behind the vehicle.  Imagine my surprise when I spotted this nestled in the helmet.  There was no way I was going to disturb this delicate situation.  Instead, every couple of days, camera in hand, I chronicled the birth of these baby robins.  Our garage had been broken into and a window that hadn’t been fixed yet made a great entrance for the momma bird.

The photos aren’t the best, but it was tough trying to focus with the momma squawking at me every day.  Obviously, the helmet had been rendered useless, and since I don’t know nothing ’bout birthin’ no babies, I let nature take it’s course. The delicate little bird below was injured after his siblings had flown the coop.  This little guy was stuck in the soccer net.  I pulled on a pair of gloves and tried to free him, but he struggled so.  You can see the wing on the left was most certainly not as it should have been.  I went inside to get a blanket, but when I returned, he was gone.  I searched and searched and all I can hope is that he hid himself in the bushes, away from any prowling cats or other predators.


Nature has its own delicate way of taking care of things.  I can only hope he made it to safety.

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  1. I love the helmet babies! I especially like the empty nest at the end. So much fun. I think the left-behind bird shook out that gnarly wing and flew away and lived a long happy life and built a nest in a cowboy hat.

  2. How special you must feel to be able to watch all that from so close by. What a wonderful series! Perhaps if you leave the helmet there (without the net underneath) she may return next year?

  3. You have a gentle heart. You welcomed these beautiful creatures in your garage. Safest place during this harsh, cold Winter. Love the pics and I was really excited to see those baby birds all happy to be born in this world. Merry Christmas.

  4. How enterprising of you to see such wonderful possibilities in what I’m sure I would have thought was a nuisance. You turned it into a fascinating post. Island Traveler is right, you have a gentle heart.

  5. What an amazing story and great photos too… The bird started off with 4 eggs, did all of them hatch and grow? Just curious as I saw 2 birds towards the end…. Beautiful share… You do have a kind heart and I’m glad we connected. TY! 🙂

  6. Wow! This was fantastic! I really admire you taking the photos progressively. It’s good to see two eggs, then three, then four, then brand new birds. This is a good post to read this Christmas morning.

  7. Now that is one gorgeous post ! You had a great view point for capturing their progress to share here 🙂
    There must be something about helmets …some years ago we too had a robin nest in our outside shed area where we lived at the time in an old Gliding Helmet of my husbands . Sadly the days before digital cameras – but we have never forgotten it 🙂

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