This week's post on the Pine River Review, its creator Springman, relates the story behind how World Bird Wednesday came to be one year ago. In it I learned that the little White-throated Sparrow in the blog meme really is the creator of this blog dedicated to birds all over the world. The story and its end gave me cause to think and thus came my post for this week's World Bird Wednesday.
We are blessed to live in an area with an abundance of birds. The feeders take a beating and I've often considered keeping track of the $$$ spent for seed in a year's time (perhaps I best not). Thus with so many birds flying about, every once in awhile someone makes a wrong turn and crashes into the sliding glass doors opening to our deck. Most are a low speed glancing blow and they continue on their way a bit wiser I hope. But every so often one will knock himself silly and fall to the deck. I go out, pick them up, stars circling around their feathered heads, place them in a safe spot to recover until they clear the cobwebs from their little bird brains. I have a pretty good rehab success rate but sadly there are a few never-to-recover fatalities. Attempts to eliminate the few kamikaze hits have gone unsuccessful so I can only attribute it to Darwinian selection in the process.
Above, Sinbad is watching over an American Goldfinch in the recovery room.
Do visit today's World-Bird-Wednesday and read the story behind the little bird below
and then check out the great bird photos from other bloggers.