Tuesday, December 01, 2009

A Bird in the Hand

Yesterday we were puttering around in the yard when we heard a noise. More accurately, we heard birdsong. Now, we’ve got a lot of birds in our yard—all kinds and each with its own singing habits. This chirping was nothing like we’d heard near the barn before.

So…we investigated. It seems we’ve got a new, tropical addition to the bird feeder. We’ve tried to catch this fellow but he’s faster than we are. We’d love to be able to find his family, or at least find him a warm home for the chilly winter months ahead. He’s pretty, but I don’t want to find his feet frozen to the bird feeder.

There you have it, our news of the day. We’ve got a bird on the loose, and are doing our best to encourage it to seek warmer shelter. I’ll let you know how this bird saga turns out.

I’ll admit, life here in the middle of nowhere is never dull…


Mary said...

That is a big bird! I hope you catch it!

Marianne Arkins said...

Oh my word!! Poor tropical birdie. He's clearly quite lost -- at the very least, he needs to pack his bags and head to Aruba.

Good luck catching him.

Dru said...

He's a cutie.