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telophase ([personal profile] telophase) wrote2014-07-04 10:02 pm

boom boom bird at the door

Being on the edge of the city, there's a few suburbs nearby and at least 2 of them, perhaps 3, are putting on their fireworks displays right now. Toby and I wandered out to the end of the street to see if we could see them--that's why we're not sure if it's 2 or 3, as we saw 3 distinct spots where fireworks were going up, but weren't sure if the 2 closer to each other were the same display or different displays.

Anyway, on our way back, Toby spotted a little shadow huddling at the foot of our front door and turned his flashlight on it. It's a little bird (a finch?) that's not too happy about something, and we're assuming it's the fireworks. We carefully opened the door, slipped inside, shut it, and turned off the porch light so it could huddle in peace.

But, naturally, not before getting a picture!

yhlee: Sandman raven with eyeball (Sandman raven (credit: rilina))

[personal profile] yhlee 2014-07-05 04:07 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] 2014-07-06 04:48 am (UTC)(link)
Poor burdie. :( Glad it found a place to be safe.

[identity profile] 2014-07-07 02:06 pm (UTC)(link)
The next morning it was gone, leaving only a pile of poop. No evidence that it was eaten by a cat, so we are optimistic!

Later on, I noticed bird droppings beneath the light fixture on the porch, which is in sort of a chandelier style, and maybe it was our fault that it was all confused: I mean, you're sitting peacefully snoozing on a protected perch, and then the people in the house decide to go for a walk and flip the light on, and you're all WHO THE HELL TURNED ON THE SUN?! and go find a corner to tuck yourself in...