Sunday, April 12, 2009

Bizarre Bird Story

So, there was a little Pine Sisken out in our yard that was very close to us and wasn't flying away. We walked closer and tried to pick it up and it fluttered a few feet. I went closer and it fluttered a few feet. It then flew out into the road and fell on its back and looked dead. I went and picked it up and it was still alive. We took it in the house and put it in a little box with some black nyjer seed and a cap full of water. Melissa said we should probably take it outside because if it was just stunned and then flew away, we would be chasing it all over the house and might hurt it worse. So we took it outside on the porch. It climbed to the top of the box and flew over to a tree. Then it launched and flew across the road and tumbled behind a bush. At that moment, the neighbor's cat streaked from his porch and pounced behind the bush. It emerged a few moments later with our cute pine sisken crumpled in its mouth. Miranda and Abby both saw it happen, but thankfully weren't traumatized.

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Blogger Nene said...

Maybe the cat had already got it earlier and that's why it acted that way - because it was hurt. Cats like to play with their prey - catch it, let it go, catch it again.

4/13/2009 6:48 AM  
Blogger Delirious said...

It could also be that it was a fledgling. In the spring, the babies leave the nest and are on the ground for a few days. It's a wonder we even have any birds in the sky because house cats kill so many of the fledglings.

4/13/2009 7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasn't a fledgling...and it didn't look injured (no blood). I think it flew into our kill lots of birds too... :(

4/13/2009 3:21 PM  
Blogger Native Minnow said...

News flash: Cats eat birds. Thanks for sharing ;-)

4/14/2009 8:00 AM  

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