Sunday, May 12, 2013

Pic Today 5/12/13






STARLING IN A WOOL SOCK

Starlings choose to nest in hollow trees,
open pipes, and dryer exhaust vents.
In our apartment building,
exhaust vents are a favorite nesting spot.
Up high, away from people (and cats.)

Yesterday, a baby starling landed on
our soft, grassy lawn . . .
alive and unharmed, but far below
and away from its mother.

My neighbor, Mary, carefully collected
the baby starling, wrapped it in a wool sock
and placed it in a safe flower pot.

The little bird has no problem 
letting Mary know where the food goes.

(We wonder if the starling will imprint
on it's surrogate "mother.")

Awfully cute!

3 comments:

  1. To cute :)
    Have a great Sunday!
    xx Ilka

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  2. wonderful photos Rick. cute, but i imagine it will need to be fed around the clock... big task.

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  3. It is small, beautiful, tender ...
    Rick, I like these actions ... some people are born to be kind and help ...
    Thank you for this report ...

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