Mum found a bird's nest while walking in the forest recently.
She got her magnifying glass, held it under my eyes, and said, 'Look a bit closer.'
Mum spent her working life in midwifery and palliative care, so she is across the minutiae of birth, death and rebirth. This one stumped her.
'What happened?' she asked me, as we stared at the tiny skeletal chicks no bigger than my thumbnail.