Sunday, August 24, 2014

Update on the baby bird

I really didn't expect the little bird to make it, he was just so small and not moving unless I picked him up.  I checked on him in the nest after a couple of hours, and he seemed in distress - not breathing very well.  When I went back later, he had died.  But at least he had a loving hand holding him near the end - assuming that gave him warmth and comfort and didn't scare him to death.  Anyway, I tried.

Katie and I are in town for three days, and look what I found in our shelter as I was loading the chairs into The Palms for our short drive.  His head is on the left, and the little horn is on his tail.  In the first photo he's stretched out, moving along the wall:

Here he is by my fingers - he's more scrunched up here, between stretches as he moves forward.  He's a big guy - these worms used to give me the creeps, but now that I know the beautiful White Lined Sphinx, or Hummingbird Moth comes from them, they don't seem as ugly:

Here's what they turn into - these photos and more were posted  HERE.

I was so amazed and excited when I first saw these Sphinx Moths.

I couldn't resist two more photos of the goats in the yard behind the campsites:

Every time I see the male, I think of my maternal grandfather.  LOL   I don't know why, maybe the forehead?

And finally two shots of little Katie, and I'm out of photos.  I'd better get out a little more - and remember to bring my CAMERA!

But Mommmmm, I don't want to get up yet!

Every so often, Katie gets frisky and runs into the kitchen and starts messing around with the little rug in there.  Then she stops to see if I'm paying attention - little brat:

From me and Katie, have a great Sunday, everyone!  (PBS has a good (I hope) Masterpiece Theater tonight - the first of three episodes.  I'm going to watch...)


  1. Aw, the poor little bird. I hope he was comforted. When I first saw the picture of the worm I shuddered, but then looking at what it turns into made me take a second look. Nature is amazing isn't it? Why is it that dogs love to scrunch up area rugs. I've never had a dog that didn't do it.

  2. Poor lil bird, but loved the worm/moth photo! that Katie! HaHaHa, just reminds me of fraser especially if its cold.


  3. I love that picture of Katie under the blanket not wanting to get up yet. So cute!!

  4. Katie is so dang funny! Gotta love the little pee-wee. Sorry about the bird.

  5. You certainly tried to keep the little bird alive. Love the photos of Katie, especially the 'I want to sleep in' one!

  6. poor birdie :( the Sphinx Moths is another reason I was sad
    that my butterfly bushes didn't make it thu the winter...I had them
    at the bushes every summer...

  7. Thank you so much for taking care of the little yellow bird! He did have loving hands! The photo of Katie in bed is darling and she's very frisky in the kitchen shot!The caterpillar and the sphinx is so educational. I learned that the horn is in the butt!

  8. Over the years, I have raised (or comforted on their way to bird heaven) many little birds. It felt wonderful to be able to release them to fly on their own, but knowing that I provided a safe place for some of their last hours/days made it worth the efforts. You probably have the same motherly feelings, yah?

    Virtual hugs,


  9. What a beautiful pattern on that worm.!! If I ever run into one remind me I said that if I scream!!
    Sorry about the baby bird. I had one die in my hand once and I sobbed, but was glad I could comfort it. Hugs.x

  10. Poor little bird, but at least he/she wasn't killed by a predator.

    Love the photo of Katie under the blankets...I feel like her most mornings! :)

  11. Ah, Katie. She's always good for a great photo shot! For some reason your blogs aren't showing up on my reading list. I'll have to go back and check out why!!

  12. Hi there, Katie! She seems like a nice girl. I’m sure she’s an amazing company. Just look at that face – it's such a welcome sight, after a long day of travel. I hope you two will share more wonderful and exciting adventures in the future. Have a nice day!

    Elvira Mullins @ Anne Nelson Vets


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