Saturday, 20 July 2013
A Short Life by a Merry One.
This beautiful little bird hit our kitchen window this morning with such a bang. I went out to look but couldn't see it, so I thought it had probably flown away. We have our feeders near to the window and we get wonderful bird life and a wide variety. But the down side is that when the parents bring all their young, the young are so inexperienced that they tend to fly into the window. We get this two or three times a day but mostly only a glancing blow, so that after sitting on the ground for a couple of minutes they fly off.
This was quite different - it was a hard knock, and sadly this young goldfinch didn't survive. The farmer stretched out its wing - it is such a beautiful bird with the most exquisite markings. What a shame that its life has been cut short like this. But as the farmer says - the sparrow hawk flies through every day and the farm cats are always on the prowl (although they seem to prefer rabbit) , so chances of survival to adulthood for all the baby birds around are not guaranteed.
But it is sad.