You know those commercials for window cleaner that show birds flying into the glass because the windows are so clean? Well, a bird flew into our porch windows the other day and it certainly wasn’t because they were ultra clean.Â Come to think of it, have we cleaned those windows since moving into the house six months ago?Â No comment. Anyhoodles, back to the little birdie.
I was working at the computer when I heard this big “ker-thunk” on the windows behind me.Â I went over to see what had made the noise and saw this little birdie completely dazed on the floor.Â I delicately opened the porch doors – IÂ needed to keep the dogs away otherwise it would have been sayonara Mr. Sparrow (any twitchers out there that knowÂ if this is a sparrow?).Â I managed to pick the bird up in some tissue and place him on our rocking chair. He didn’t seem to be badly hurt, just dazed. So I left him alone to gather his thoughts.Â You know, overcome his embarassment for this rookie blunder.
A couple of hours later I checked on the birdie and was amazed to see him still sitting on the rocking chair.Â I grabbed the camera and was able to snap a few photos. It was great that I was able to get close enough to get the detail of his feathers and even the little moustache he has on either side of his beak. Cute!
I just love this picture. This bird’s got attitude.Â It’s like he’s saying “yeah, I’m sitting our your chair, whaddya going to do about it?”. After this photo was taken, I guess he’d had enough of the paparazzi treatment and he flew off the chair, but not quite high enough over the porch railings.Â He hid behind the electrical box for our landscape lights until Rick got home a few hours later.Â Rick, a.k.a. the bird whisperer, simply whistled at Mr. Birdie and he flew off the porch into the neighboring tree.