Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A bird in the hand

Three white-throated sparrows flew into our porch when the kids ran out to play in the snow (sleet, really) and left the door open. They were hurling themselves into the windows, trying to escape. We were able to catch them and throw them back outside -though come to think of it if I were them I'd rather stay in the nice dry porch til the storm is over! Holding a bird is an incredible feeling - they weigh next to nothing, their feathers are unbelievably soft, you can feel their heart poundind and yet they stay calm and don't struggle - they must know they're utterly helpless.


Blogger Chris & Deb said...

cool photo and the bird is so photogenic!
Happy Valentine's day from Minneapolis!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Olivier said...

tres belle photo, il semble ne pas avoir peur.
je te souhaite une bonne saint-valentin.

very beautiful photograph, it seems not to be afraid. I wish you a good St. Valentine's day.

2:23 PM  
Blogger isabella said...

I've heard the saying "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush", but I think you take it too literarly ;-)))
Happy Valentine's!

3:22 PM  
Blogger RUTH said...

What a beautiful photo. I hope the bird was ok.....{{hugs}}

5:12 PM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Awesome photo! I bet the bird got a nice warm up. Happy Valentines Day!

5:43 PM  
Blogger tut-tut said...

lovely photograph. happy Valentine's to you in New England.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Dsole said...

beautiful shot!!
I agree, it's so incredible holding a tiny animal like that!

6:47 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Wonderful catch and capture!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

What a treat to get to see them closely while helping them off the porch.

7:53 PM  
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