Friday, August 22, 2014

Bird Adventures

The past two days have seen two bird
casualties involving birds we have never
seen around here before.

Today, Benjamin rescued an ovenbird.
It has two stripes on its head and...

...a speckled breast.

Yesterday, Kristin was the rescuer, and
the patient was a Nashville warbler.

They always keep their beaks open like this when
they are addled though they make no noise.

Still too dizzy to perch

Perching but beak still open.

This one was particularly funny.  Once it was time to
fly, it flew right to Kristin and perched on her shirt.

It stayed with her while she walked around the 
yard for awhile and showed no signs of leaving.
Finally, Kristin gently removed it and put
it in a nearby tree.

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