Found: ‘Bert’ the little fledgling, My Family Ties

Look what we found on the way home from school…

 We decided that he looked like a ‘Bert’.
 I explained to the girls that yes it was very lucky to have a bird poo on your hand, they weren’t convinced but humoured me. 
 ‘Bert’ flew onto Siobhan’s jacket much to her complete delight!

Oh my goodness what a fabulous find on the way home from school we spotted a fledgling bird (sparrow we think) by a tree and although I know it is important not to disturb them at all we had to go and have a look.  
Thanks goodness for iPhone’s! as I was taking some pictures the sheer joy on my daughter’s faces said it all.  What a great way to see nature up close, we had just been reading about Spring and all it’s wonders at home with Lara, so this was a little blessing to see a young bird so closely.  

We placed ‘Bert’ in the same spot where we found him and said goodbye, the next morning as we walked passed the spot we found him in the girls were calling out for ‘Bert’, and it must have seemed as if we had lost our dog as we got a few strange looks from early morning walkers.


  1. July 2, 2014 / 12:00 pm

    Aww..that little bird is so beautiful. It is wonderful to be able to get so close to nature. Let us know if you spot him again.

    • July 2, 2014 / 12:23 pm

      That's so true – It's lovely to get so close, we are still checking daily so I will keep you posted! xx

  2. July 2, 2014 / 9:51 pm

    That is really lovely your daughters must have the snow white effect #MWBH

  3. July 3, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    Thanks Helen, that's funny as that is what they both thought when we found the little bird!