Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sunday Morning Visitor
This baby Steller's Jay appeared on my patio this morning. It doesn't seem to be injured but is perhaps too young to fly. Its parents keep visiting it. Will they feed it? I threw some strawberries and some pine nuts in its direction but it seemed uninterested. Please fly away baby jay. My cats hate being locked in the house.
By the way, we have had NO bird/cat incidents yet this summer. Everything has been blissful in the garden - until now. Sigh. And the parent jays are eating the cherries off my tree. Please go away and take your heartbreakingly adorable baby with you.
Update-twelve hours later. Well the poor little bird sat patiently all day but I never saw it being fed. By the end of the day I was an emotional wreck and sure the baby was looking weaker. So I took it to the wildlife rehab center Paws. It is a fabulous place and deserves our support. They agreed that the poor bird was lethargic and needed some intervention. I hope the parent birds really had given up caring for baby. At least it is being well cared for now. I really can't handle mother nature. It is so tragic.
Also today - the cats who were grouchy from being locked in the house, cheered themselves up by cornering a mouse or small rat in the entrance hall. I spent a pretty funny few minutes chasing the terrified mouse (rat?) through every room on the ground floor waving a towel and a plastic bucket around. Amazingly I managed to catch it and took it outside to the back alley. It really was very sweet. (yes I know about the plague)
I hope tomorrow has fewer wild animals in it.
Posted by Safi Crafts at 9:20 AM