Maybe the best thing I’ll do all day: return cardinal chick to its nest. The chick must have walked out through the bamboo foliage to our patio edge. When it fell down, its parents immediately became agitated, peeping all around me. I didn’t realize what was going on until I saw the female adult cardinal being unusually bold, sitting atop the fence. I snapped a photo of the fledging on the bricks before it managed to hop and flutter over the fence to the next yard, where it prompting was trapped by six foot sheer walls. Its parents flew back and forth around it, trying to convince it to flutter out, but all to no avail. So…I intervened. I let the chick out through an open gate door, cornered it and captured it with a kitchen towel, and carried it back over to the bamboo stand. Standing on a chair, I was just barely able to reach the edge of the best. When I opened the towel, the fledging obliging took a small hop and then clenched a branch. And now, 5 minutes later, all is quiet again. The survival prospects of that chick were dire without me pulling this off. I hope it survives, thrives and lives long enough to hatch an exasperating chick of its own.