Monday, July 17, 2017

MO(U)RNING VISITOR

Judy has now passed the one-month mark since her accident.

She's reached the point now where she's frustrated at "how long" it's taking.

In spite of the fact that all the data says it takes 4 to 6 months.

We try to subtly remind her of that from time to time.

Meantime the back yard has been a busy spot with mockingbirds, the house finches, Say's phoebes, even a couple of huge pigeons paying visits to the bird bath.

And, of course, the mourning doves.


These (take your pick) bold or dopey birds will graze the gravel for bugs within a few feet of we seated humans.

I caught this one with his eyes closed about to take a dive into that inviting water.


They use their long tail feathers to balance themselves as they bend way over to get a drink.


In spite of their tenuous hold on the rim of the bowl and the level the water has evaporated down to, they never seem to fall into the water.

Except when they want to.

8 comments:

  1. A bird's eye view.

    Steve



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  2. I think you've got them trained!
    Love to Judy.

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  3. I know recovering from an accident can be an ordeal. Please give Judy my best.

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  4. I am quite fond of mourning doves, though mostly one hears them here rather than sees them, especially in the countryside.

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  5. Pain erodes the sense of time. Every moment is a little eternity, feels like there will never be an end, or an easing.

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