Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wild Bird Adventure

Jen and I were having lunch when we heard this loud crash sound.  It was this woodpecker who had flown into the french door.  He really hit hard and stunned himself.  He sat like this for 10 minutes or so.  We thought he was going to die because at one point he wasn't even holding up his head.  We chose to watch him from inside, rather than go outside to assist. He has visited my birdfeeder but always flies away if he realizes we are watching him from inside.  I am sure he was very stressed. His legs were under his body, he wasn't he standing on his own.

Eventually he moved enough to get one wing back where it was suppose to be. He still wasn't moving much.  Another 10 or 15 minutes passed.   

Finally he got up on both feet.  And before we knew what happened he was checking out all around trying to decide where he should go.  We were going to leave him and go on up to the studio.

 As we walked off we heard another hit on the window as the bird flew off.  He did fly off of the porch area and I haven't seen him since.  When we took a walk that 
afternoon I checked the area and haven't seen a dead bird around the back.   

But, check out the window.  Nothing like the saying, "scared the s--- out" of some one. (note to self -- clean window before it gets baked on!) 

I decided the windows must have been reflecting the backyard.  The bird was confused as to what was the real out doors and what was the reflection.  I'll let you know if he comes back to the bird feeder.  My guess is he won't show up.  And, I'm not sure whether he has lived through his experience.  Hopefully he did.  

I have several quilty things to show off but I think I'll wait to post those for another time.  Don't worry, I promise to show you all the quilt stuff soon!  

Happy Quilting All.  Bonnie on her way to the studio via the laundry room (boo!) 


  1. You need to put something in the window to tell the birds which way is in and out. I have some pretty stain glass in my window, and since we put it up, no birdy fly-ins.

  2. I was wondering what to do about that. Is the stain glass on the inside or outside?? Just curious... This is the first time it has happened in 10 months... thank goodness.


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