I scared a mother mallard duck sitting on a nest in the middle of ferns in our yard. I couldn't believe she was on a nest in late June. She dove into the pond in a rush.
The same day, I scared a fledgling robin in a bush. He or she flew out to our driveway and just sat still, terrified. The parents were flying all over and twittering madly at me and their baby.
Then, our backyard robins have gone back to their nest under our solarium eves to lay another batch of eggs.
Busy yard. But that's what you get when you garden organically.
I love it that birds care so much for their young. They watch over them, just as most human parents watch over their children.