It was a bright sunny morning when Little Birdie
broke out of his shell. He was barely an inch long
with hardly any feathers. His nest near the top of a
tall tree was in a dense forest.
With all the insects and worms that Mama Bird was
feeding him, Little Birdie was growing up every day.
More and more feathers were starting to cover his
Weeks went by. One day, when Mama was out
looking for food, a strong wind shook the branch
that held the nest. Disturbed by the shake, Little
Birdie hopped out of the nest into the wide open,
landing fortunately on to a nearby branch.
Looking around, he noticed how high up he was
perched. But he was more curious than afraid when
he saw the tall trees and all their branches bending
with the wind.
How wonderful, he thought. Wanting to find out
more, he hopped from one branch to another,
gripping with his tiny claws, stumbling at times,
but not ready to give up. His tiny wings flapped with each step.
They were not tested for flying yet.
The eagle searched for Little Birdie. Not finding
him, he finally flew away. Little Birdie was careful
to wait for some time before he came out of the hole.
Flying low, he got back to his nest without any more
Little Birdie told his story to his mama and his new
friends. He was proud of himself for escaping from
the big bird. Everybody was amazed at how brave
Little Birdie learned from his adventure that he has
to be strong, brave, and clever to survive in a big
world. He practices flying every day, but he is
careful not to take risks.