Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Brief Encounter


SMACK!  You know the sound... a bird has hit the window, poor thing. 

My oldest had been standing near the door and peeked outside to see a little goldfinch passed out on the patio.  Our curious dog, who routinely chews on cinder blocks, was sniffing it.  It was alive, but really out of it so I told him to put it somewhere safe before the cement-chewing dog decided to have a tender little snack.  He gently picked it up and walked out into the yard.  He must have been trying to find just the right spot, or maybe just enjoying holding this sweet little creature, because he walked around for a while.  Before he could find a place to set him the tiny bird awoke. 

She slowly started coming to, sitting upright in my boy's hand and clutching him with her tiny feet. 



She allowed me to take a few photos and when I lowered my lens, she promptly flew off, leaving us both amazed and grinning in his wake.

May you all be left amazed and grinning at something today.

14 comments:

silver.work said...

What a sweet post! I had one of my barn cats bring a bluebird to me last summer (yep, like a retriever) and the same thing - laid in my hands for a few seconds then *poof* into the trees. All three of us were startled!

Robin Arnold said...

My dream is to hold a bird in my hand. How sweet. Please tell your son thanks for his care.

Kar said...

How wonderful!! The girls would be in heaven to have a chance to hold a goldfinch. The girls watch them forever while the birds are feasting on the sunflowers in the garden.

candace said...

I AM amazed; thank you for sharing! And how sweet that your son was so gentle and caring with the tiny bird. Makes a momma's heart swell. :)

k said...

beautiful - we don't have gold finches out here. i do hate that sounds of a bird hitting the window (you know just what it is even if you are in another room). sometimes when they take a bit longer to perk up we put out a shallow dish of water.

Tumus said...

Aww :) I like the look on your boy's face, he's holding it so gently.

Arabela said...

Oh, what a lovely little fellow :)
It must have been nice to help him. I found a pigeon once that was probably hit by a car. It took him 3 days to get better, but it was such a great joy to see him fly away.

joanie said...

I'm so glad you're little bird survived his window collision. What a treat to hold the little feathered friend. Ever since I hung the lace up with your little acorns in my window the birds have been saved from nasty crashes :)

Margie Oomen said...

what a very special encounter

Ruth Sandra said...

Beautiful!

Brizel Handcrafts said...

Ouch ! Hope it survives beyond the shock... sounds like it will... sweet little finch had a wake up call :)

Sonia said...

aww what a sweet little post indeed. So sorry for the bird who didn't see the door, poor little thing.
I'm sure your son was in awe when he was carrying him/her :)
thank you for sharing this with us, my friend

Cia said...

tiny sweet bird!

Cia
plaving

Regina Moore said...

So glad to read that the little birdie was o.k....thanks for sharing such a sweet post.

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