Friday, March 18, 2011

Wexford Sights (XXXII)


Last year I wrote a brief post about a robin that flew headlong into a window in my house and died before my eyes. I thought that history was about to repeat itself earlier today when I saw the above-pictured bird slamming into the glass in our kitchen. Thankfully, it was unhurt, and is pictured in my partner's hands (she insisted that I point out that she was gardening previously, and that her hands are not normally that dirty). 

5 comments:

Claude said...

You must mean her hands are NOT normally that dirty. I immediately thought they were a gardener's hands. Mine look just the same when I play in my flower pots.

Poor little bird was lucky. He must have been so dazed. He was probably very happy to rest in safe hands before to try to fly again.

jams o donnell said...

That was a lucky bird indeed

A Doubtful Egg said...

Claudia, you are of course entirely right! I have the flu, so am not as alert as I would normally be... (The post has now been corrected).
It was indeed a lucky bird, especially as we got to it before the hound did.

Green Of Eye, Sharp Of Claw said...

That's such a great picture-so few of us have the opportunity to come that close to a wee Robin. Glad to hear that it ended well

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thanks, Green of Eye. I think it was stunned both by the impact and by our dog, who barks furiously at birds but when faced with a vulnerable one seems to have no idea what to do with it (thankfully; my parents-in-law have two terriers, who would have killed the bird well before I could have got to it).