I really am!! I lost one of my babies for about 6-7 hours and didn't even know it!!
Apparently when I fed the birds and cleaned their water this morning, one of them got out. They always flip and flop around the cage in a dither when I stick my hands in the cage, and I thought nothing of it. After I finished, I sat down on the couch a few feet from them to have my coffee. I noticed they were all singing and chirping, and I thought they must be happy to have fresh water and food or they were hearing and calling to the birds outside. Off and on today, they have continued to do that, but I just didn't pay attention.
Then at about 3:00 I walked to the table to put finishing touches on a birthday card I made for a friend, and as I got close, I saw a wee little finch sitting on my "green" shopping bags, folded after a trip to the market yesterday. I got the net and walked back, expecting to have to chase him all over the house, but he stayed put as I slowly moved the net close the just gently laid it over him.
The other birds were beside themselves when I put him back in the cage! They all scooted up next to him on one of the perches and everyone chattered about his big adventure!
After all this, I remembered that Max had been hanging out around the table off and on all day. Several times he was under the table, others he was just sitting looking at it. I wondered what what his problem, and now I know!!
So the baby birdies are all back together and happy! I offer proof!!
There they are!!
See? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!!!
Can I ever be forgiven?