For the birds

It was a good week for the birds. I not only have to make time to photograph all the wildflowers but the birds distract me too.

 

Remember the little ugly robins..well they are all feathered out and one by one they fledged. We think there were three..one was huge and one day he pushed one of his little brothers or sister out..it made it to safety by the woodpile. The parents had an absolute cow, it was hours before they calmed down..the next day chubby left the nest and one bird was left. Far Guy walked that way and saw the little guy leave the nest and fly into a tree…so they are off on their own. We decided to leave the nest, one of my cousins happened by and he said that some Robins will reuse their nests as soon as the previous bunch has left the nest..so we will watch and wait and see.

 

One afternoon Far Guy was hollering..I couldn’t make out what he was saying other than "Camera". It turns out as he was sitting outside brushing Chance a Hummingbird flew into the window. Chance was startled, and looked at Far Guy as if to say "Did you see what that stupid bird did?"

 

Far Guy picked up the stunned bird. He had it cupped in his hands when I arrived on the scene. Yup it was stunned alright, sometimes it takes a bit for them to come around. Far Guy kept talking to it as I took some photos..

 

 

Chance smelled it.

 

I was hoping that it wouldn’t die, and so was Far Guy..he had just come back from a dead body call anyway..I think he had enough death for one day. After a little rest, the beautiful little bird flew away:)
 

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5 Responses to For the birds

  1. TechnoBabe says:

    Whew, so glad the hummingbird just needed to rest from being stunned when he ran into the window.

  2. buffalogal says:

    Oh My! What stunning pictures of the hummingbird! I think there are hummingbirds visiting my feeder because the liquid is going “down” but I just have not seen one yet. Have you seen orioles yet? I have my grape jelly plate ready but have not seen any orioles or purple finches (who ate jelly last summer)

  3. Jan says:

    The hummingbird is so pretty…but Chance is gorgeous! My Border Collie grand dogs would love him! Have had several orioles here. Need to put some oranges out. Ants always get so bad on them though. Have lots of purple finches too. Think I will go do that right now! Bye

  4. Abra La Mente says:

    Oh, the hummingbird is my favorite bird…it reminds me of my Grandpa, who had hummingbirds at his cabin picture window. We would faithfully watch for them, but I have never seen a hummingbird this close up, where it’s wings were not flapping rapidly. Thank you for sharing!!

  5. ineeda says:

    Sometimes when birds hit the window and are stunned it helps if you pick them up, gently, and put a drop of water on the edge of their beak. Then they start to swallow and it seems to perk them up. :)