Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Bird in the Hand

I found this little Pine Warbler at the end of my driveway the other day. He was lying face down with wings spread, dazed. He didn't appear to have been mauled by the cats. It is possible that he had flown into something. I'm not sure what happened to him, but I picked him up to keep the cats from getting to him. After a brief rest and encouragement from his friends, he was able to fly away.

Here he is resting in a dishpan. The entire time he was disabled, his buddies were chirping and calling to him. The noise they were making was what caused me to walk to the end of the driveway to see what was going on in the first place. There are plenty of Pine Warblers in the neighborhood and they are often in our backyard, flitting, chirping, and fussing about in the trees.

I had to take one more photo of this adorable face before letting him go. Click for a closer look.


  1. Oh!!! I'm so glad it all turned out ok in the end...what a sweet birdy!!

  2. what a beautiful bird, so glad it recovered!

  3. The other birds were probably wondering what happened to the little guy. Luckily, you helped him get his strength back to be able to fly again. Imagine his story when he got back to his friends?
    Smile today! :)

  4. We get some that fly into our windows - some recover, some don't. Glad for that one!

  5. My sister once had a beautiful Prothonotary Warbler crash into her glass patio door. Unfortunately, he didn't make it.

  6. Glad he recovered, bet his friends though he smelled weird. What a face!