Friday, September 16, 2016

Funeral For A Feathered Friend

WARNING: TROUT TALKIN TABBIES...DO NOT READ!!!

WARNING: Images of dead bird but no blood or guts...proceed at your own risk!!!
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Folks, as I walked up to my office building this morning, I saw this on the sidewalk:
Willow Flycatcher, image from the internet
No, that's a 'before' photo...here is the 'after':

Poor birdie!
I think it flew into the glass of the office front door.  I hoped it was just stunned, but the poor thing had expired.

Wrapping the body in tissue, I dug a hole in the garden under the flag pole, and buried the bird.  I placed a few interesting stones on top, then tried to cover the grave with mulch.


Okay, a stone and a piece of brick
Farewell, birdie.  I didn't know you, but I hope St. Francis lifted you up to heaven.

Have seen only two (count 'em, TWO!) dead birds in my yard since 2009, due to my feral cat colony, but I've not seen an intact body before.  And how many co-workers had walked by, until I arrived?

Some quick research on the interwebs, and I believe the poor deceased bird was a Willow Flycatcher.

14 comments:

  1. Hmmmmmmm Well Anypawdy with a brain knows us kitties are not da bird killers we's made out to be. Oh not to say we won;t kill a few, but we're not da purroblem as you know. We have those silly birdies fly into our door and windows all da time. They hit with such furce it makes us all jump, even mommy. Most do end up dyin' from it. Anyways, Shalom birdy.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  2. How sad that is.
    We had the same thing happen last weekend and it was a similar kind of bird.
    Mum was sad, but we know accidents happen.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  3. Oh, poor bird. Our Mom found one here this afternoon and placed it where she lays all the poor expired things, along with a flower or two from the yard. Luckily, we haven't had too many bird accidents this year!

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  4. Poor little thing. We're glad you took care to bury it. :-( Our mom would bury all the little dead birds we would get at the house. The only time it wasn't a natural death was when we had a family of hawks in one of our trees and the juvenile hawks were in training. (They kind of left a mess of small birds.)

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  5. That was kind of you to give it a nice burial.

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  6. Poor thing. We've had birds run into our house. One was DOA, but another one just was stunned and later flew off.

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  7. I actually have the same though as Deziz World. Some of them are so silly. It's nice of your mom did the funeral for little birdy.
    Purrs

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  8. It was really kind of you to inter the poor lil guy.

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  9. Awwww....it was a gorgeous bird. So good that you took the time to bury it.

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  10. My parents had problems with birds flying into one of their windows. The birds thought they could fly through the living room. They had to bury a few of the birds, too :(

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  11. Oh no, poor bird :-( You are very kind to give the little guy a burial.

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  12. Aw, poor little guy. But here is something the Human has wondered about for most of her life: Why is the earth not hip-deep in deceased birds? Here in SF, the Humans are waaaaaay outnumbered by pigeons and gulls. Yet she almost never sees a dead one: Where do they go??? Is there a secret squad that comes out at night and retrieves their little corpses? What the heck is going on anyway?

    Thank you for being such loyal visitors. We love reading your comments. I told the Human we *have to* do better about visiting! XOXOXO

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  13. Oh no... Farewell birdie ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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  14. It was very kind of you to give the little birdie a proper burial. I'm always a bit saddened to see an animal that has died because of something humans did (like put up a building with big glass windows).

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