This is what I encountered just beyond the door:
Fortunately, laying on the bench was one of my gardening gloves. As I reached for the glove, I told Scott grab the camera to take these pictures. It was close by too.
Scott had a tough time trying to take a picture.
When I put the little robin in the yard, he just lay there stunned. His mother was doing quite a bit of chirping off to the side, but he just stared blankly at me.
When Scott and I moved to the other side of the yard, Momma drew near. She tried to get him to move but initially all he did was close his wings. What's a mom do when a kid won't listen? She then offered him a reward, if only he would follow her. However, it didn't work. He watched her efforts with seemingly little interest. Darn kid.
Hoping that Momma would work it all out, we went inside, after I got a few close up shots. About 45 minutes after the avian adventure began, we went outside to check on things and found that the chick hadn't succumbed to to temptation or Momma's chirps.Long boring story made short...