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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Black-capped Chickadee

The other morning, as I was sitting at the computer reading the newspaper online, I heard a thunk, then a clunk, and realized that a bird must have hit the window. I went to the patio door and lying on the deck, chin on the ground, tail feathers in the air, was an unconcious little bird. After a couple of minutes the bird regained conciousness and sat up, it proceeded to sit on the deck without moving for almost thirty minutes, poor little thing! Because the bird was so knocked for a loop I was able to sit my camera on the deck about a foot away from him and take the picture above. I am assuming that the little bird is okay as it did leave.
If you click on the picture to make it larger you will be able to fully appreciate the delicate feather patterns.

1 comment:

akhomeschoolfun said...

We sometimes have birds hit our big living room windows. When we sailed our boat in Hawaii, we had a boat hit the mast wires. We put it down on deck out of the wind. It was pretty bad and stayed there several days. We thought it had flew away because we couldn't find it, but when cleaning up after docking, we found it hiding in a corner and helped it fly away then.