I didn't think I'd know what happened to them once they left the nest, or if they would even survive. They were so tiny, so fragile, but they did and here they were tail feathers growing strong...soon strong enough to fly off on their own. I watched them play and eat for a while. It didn't take long for momma to arrive continuing to watch over, protect, guide.
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.