Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Feathered Visitor

Last week I had an unexpected guest. I noticed the little guy above hopping around my landscaping one evening. It was very tame and didn't seem to notice the humans trekking up and down the sidewalk with a plastic-covered couch (I got a new couch, finally!). I don't think it could fly, kind of sad to see but the bird seemed to have adapted quite well.

My dad, sister, nephew and two of my brothers-in-law were over and were quite taken with my guest. Luckily, my dad is quite the bird-watcher and carries a "Birds of North America" book in his truck.

He identified it as either a Common Waxwing or the less common Bohemian Waxwing...I think it was the latter but my brothers-in-law weren't convinced.

After noticing my feathered friend, I saw this...

I couldn't figure out why my sidewalk was littered with berries. Then I saw my feathered friend...

I guess it tossed aside the berries deemed not worthy of consumption!

After hanging out with me for a couple of days, I woke up one morning and my feathered visitor was gone. I would like to think it hopped away...that's what I'm telling myself!

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  1. nice pictures! surprising that it let you get close enough to take them.

    visiting from semi-wordless wednesday :)

  2. it's a beauty. i'm with your brothers. i think it's a common waxwing. i hope he/she is okay. :)

  3. Ohh, such a wonderful little thing to watch. One of my friends said she has a bird who has built a next in her front door wreath. She cannot/will not open the door. Two little birds have just hatched. Only 12 more days to go until they fly away (she thinks), but is enjoying them while they are there.

  4. Oh how cute is he!!

    Thank you so much for linking up & back today,
    happy {semi} wordless wednesday ♥

  5. I bet he did hop on to another bush! Cute story and pics.

  6. How neat! Funny thing is that my 5-year old just grabbed the bird book the other night and randomly asked me to read the page about this bird! How fun to see it in action!

  7. awww how cute!! I love that it made a berry mess ~ funny!!
    Have a great weekend.

  8. I always love seeing blogs on wildlife...thanks for sharing this sweet story!


    PS- I think I'm your newest follower! :o)

    Happy Sunday

  9. Love your blog! its so cute!! I am your newest follower!! Here is my blog also if you would like to follow me back. I am new to this, but I am excited to share my ideas on the love of food.. Also I will be giving away free stuff like my mineral make-up line. so take a look.. And watch out for it. :)



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