We've had quite an abundance of baby birds around our house lately and it's been incredible to watch. We discovered a rather unconventional nest under our playground slide in the backyard. A mother robin laid her eggs in a small indent in the ground, protected only by the slide and a few weeds we've let grow in to keep her safe. Yesterday the eggs hatched and I've never seen anything more fragile than these two little baby birds laying in the dirt. My heart broke when I saw them laying there, I thought they were dead. Then I saw them taking little shallow breaths and wiggling around. I was shocked that they were still alive. I moved away quickly so their mama could come back to keep them warm. I'm keeping the boys out of the backyard in hopes that by some miracle these little guys survive.