On Friday (when we were visiting Offsprings #1&2), we noticed a robin outside the kitchen window of Offspring #2's apartment:
The robin (named Rufus by Offspring #2) stayed in this very position... for the entire day. I'll zoom in a bit, but the picture was taken through a window so it isn't super clear:
I don't mean to be macabre (or maybe I do), but Rufus was "a goner" as my grandmother used to say. It was, in a word, weird. I have never seen a dead robin just perched like that in a tree.
However, Offspring #2 presented an alternate theory which is a bit more upbeat: Perhaps the woods in the back of his apartment are enchanted. After all, that is where he saw Hedwig's cousin--pictured below. (I posted about the owl some months ago.) If that's the case, hopefully the spell on Rufus will be broken soon.
UPDATE by Offspring #2: Rufus on Day 3
Rufus has folded his little wings and bowed his little head as if in prayer. Make of that what you will...
top picture by offspring #1
bottom pictures by offspring #2