This morning, Pete was still there, but he'd moved his little feathery self to the bushes and garden area off the porch. He was kind of in a little ball, so I was worried at first that he'd had a rough night. He also had a little bit of straw, like a thread from a palm, kind of wrapped around his little foot, but he seemed OK.
I petted him a little (the recording last night assured me that touching Pete wouldn't make his mom reject him) and untangled his little foot -- and he seemed to be happy and perked right up! This is a video of the two of us having a cute conversation:
After I took the video, I started to hear a bigger bird chirping around, and Pete started to look up and open his little beak mouth. In hopes that it was Momma Bird coming to get him or feed him, I went back inside and watched quietly from my sliding glass door.
And a couple minutes later, Mommy Crow came down and gave Pete a little food in his mouth! (So now we know he's a crow -- a cute crow.) Yay, Pete! All this makes me very happy because now I know his mom is still around and that she'll take care of him.
If he's still hanging around for a while, I'll keep up with the Pete updates. He's really cute!
Note from Cute: If you missed the first post where I introduced Pete (and some cute pictures of him!), click here to read it.