A while back in February this year I posted - A Bird Story (gardenstew.com) The nest was used by two other sun birds before it was destroyed by very strong winds. It was left vacant for awhile before that happened. Just recently a new nest was build in the front porch and this time the pair of sun birds that built the nest were blessed with two nestlings. There were lots of chirping in the nest after the nestling were hatched and I noticed there were two sticking out during feeding time. A few days ago Becky saw that one of the nestlings left the nest and was escorted by the mother bird. Its first flight was short and it had to rest awhile before it flew again to a higher perch and this time they were joined by the papa bird. After a short while they disappeared into the wild. Not long after that there was chirping from the nest and we knew that the other one is still in the nest. Mama bird was once again busy flying to-and-fro from the nest bringing food. Yesterday Becky heard lots of chirping and found the nestling on the floor. Mama bird was watching from the roof. She watched the little bird for awhile and it looked dazed. Since it made no attempt to take flight, Becky decided to pick it up. It did not try to run away, it just stood there to be picked up. We decided to put it on higher ground so that it will be safer for it and should it decide to take flight it would be easier which we thought. The mama bird had disappeared by now. The little bird just stood there for about an hour chirping away and there was no sign of mama or papa bird. Then we decided to feed it some sugar solution and put it in a safer place until it is ready to take flight again. Resting after feeding We put it in a shoe box and kept it in the house so that those pesky cats would not be able to get at it. This photo is taken this morning and it looks stronger today and there is still no attempt to take flight. I guess we just have to continue feeding it and wait for it to be ready.