Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

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The Little Birdie Who Thought He Could

on January 25, 2012

We finally had our first winter snow this past weekend! We were so thrilled, even though it was only about 3 inches deep.

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.

All plumped up for winter!

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!

Wow! That was some landing!

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.

Are you okay, little one?

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!

🙂     😀     🙂

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28 responses to “The Little Birdie Who Thought He Could

  1. tiffy40 says:

    It’s good to hear that the little bird survived. Love the picture of Daisy watching the bird through the window:)

  2. wow ya have a nice Bird Diner in yar place…no wonder they like to stop by a lot… here, Keanna’s food bowl is the next best thing to a bird diner…- Vanilla Bean
    p.s. good job on watching the chickadee lovely Daisy

  3. Daisy,

    Great job at taking care of the poor little birdie!! Remember the one that kept flying into my window last year? They can be silly at times…….

    Have a fun day buddy,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • raisingdaisy says:

      I do remember that! There was a cardinal that kept flying into my grandma’s glass door over and over again, until one day when its luck unfortunately ran out. I didn’t want that to happen to our little guy!

  4. nalasdogdays says:

    Ohhh, lucky for the bird that it survived! And Daisy seemed to watch her calmly, unlike Nala who has decided it’s one of her very important duties to chase all birds and squirrels away from our yard 😀

    And by the way, lucky you don’t have more snow than that, we are literally drowning in it over here!!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Daisy’s instinctive reaction to birds is to bark and jump at them, but we’ve gotten her down to some foot stamping and a manageable grumble LOL! Squirrels are a different story – there’s no controlling Daisy when they race around the yard!

      We love snow! Send a few inches over to us, will you please? 🙂 Last year we got hit with almost 3 feet at one time, which was too much to enjoy; this year we have too little. Whatever happened to “happy mediums”? 😉

  5. 2browndawgs says:

    Oh poor little birdie. I hate when they fly into windows. You sure got some great pictures of the birds.

  6. Scriptor Obscura says:

    Wow, I am so glad that he is OK! You know, just an idea, you could maybe put up decals of hawks and eagles and other predatory birds up on your windows, I read that this helps to prevent and deter other smaller birds from flying into your windows. Just a suggestion, though. I bet that little guy has a massive headache now! I feel sorry for that little birdie! 😦

    • raisingdaisy says:

      That’s a great idea, Scriptor! I wonder if that would scare the birds away from the feeder – it’s not far from the door – I wanted it relatively close so I could take pictures. But I think it’s worth a try. 🙂

  7. barb19 says:

    Poor little bird, I hope he’s ok and Daisy is so good just watching him like that!
    Scriptor’s idea is a good one (he beat me to it!) A few decent sized decals on your glass door might deter the birds from flying into the glass; if it works, it will prevent all those bad headaches for your feathered friends – or even worse.
    Great photos of the little birds, I love how the Cardinal stands out against the bare tree!

  8. granny1947 says:

    Oh dear….you need to get stickers for the windows…especially for short sighted birdies!

  9. We have a lot of those little juncos in our yard in the winter. They love out feeder. I can’t count how many times we’ve had them run into the windows. We have a hawk around here that chases them sometimes. Those little guys are tough, more survive than not.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      I’m glad to hear that little birds can hold their own with the hawks. I once heard frantic bird screeches outside the house, and when I looked out there was a hawk holding a crow tightly in its claws sitting right underneath a window, and there was blood all over the snow. I was so sorry I looked! That hawk was so intense – he tilted his head sideways and glared up at me as if to say, “Go away, this is none of your business.” I think he was the hitman of the local bird kingdom! LOL

  10. Bunk says:

    Aww! That birdie has some really pretty colors! You have a nice way to putting the pictures as well, I was very excited to see the bird landing and was freaking out while anticipating it haha! How cute of Daisy to watch the bird through the window in the snow!

  11. Bassetmomma says:

    Don’t you just love to see the birds in the winter! I hope the little chickadee was okay! Great pics!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Thanks Janet! I love the birds that stick around for winter, their colors are so vivid and they bring such life to the yard. Thankfully the chickadee returned to normal and flew away about an hour after his accident. 🙂

  12. Chancy, Mumsy and Crew says:

    Oh, Mumsy really enjoyed these pictures and this post sweet Daisy. She loves birds and she is so happy you watched over the little chickadee until it could fly safely again. Thank you for feeding the birds and sharing the nice pictures. Pretty snow. Hugs and nose kisses

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