Of course, it was rained away two days later. 😦 But while it was here, we LOVED it!
After a snow, our Bird Diner is always busy, both at the feeder itself and underneath, where messy pickers fling seeds.
And there’s just something about the bland atmosphere that makes bird colors POP
One little chickadee thought he could pay us a visit. I guess he needs to see a Bird Optometrist for a pair of tiny glasses, because he flew into our sliding glass door HARD, leaving behind a tiny little feather and knocking himself into a stupor:
He sat like that for more than 15 minutes, beak open, not moving a muscle. I started wondering if he’d killed himself and frozen in place!
He was near the house, where it’s a little bit more protected from predators like hawks, but there are a couple of huge cats that roam the neighborhood, and they’d just love to happen upon a stunned bird. So Daisy and I kept watch just in case.
Fortunately they didn’t come around, and this little guy finally started moving his head in tiny little increments, as if he was testing to see if he could manage it.
Half an hour later, he was turning his head normally and he moved really close to the house until he was ready to fly away. A happy ending!
🙂 😀 🙂