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A sora?
A sora? That's a kind of Rail, isn't it? Been a while off this thread, did we ever ID that bird? Yesterday I rescued a bluebird trapped in the barn. Poor guy just wanted out. Cupped that little body in my hands and set it free. Thought they were bigger (size of a Robin), but he/she felt tiny like a chickadee. Beautiful bird, and very glad I could be of assistance. Hope to see you next year! Any other rescuers out there?
(10-06-2011 12:28 PM)BrianW Wrote: [ -> ]A sora? That's a kind of Rail, isn't it? Been a while off this thread, did we ever ID that bird? Yesterday I rescued a bluebird trapped in the barn. Poor guy just wanted out. Cupped that little body in my hands and set it free. Thought they were bigger (size of a Robin), but he/she felt tiny like a chickadee. Beautiful bird, and very glad I could be of assistance. Hope to see you next year! Any other rescuers out there?

When we first moved here, we were living in a good friends guest house that had no screens on the upstairs windows. One day, alerted by our always hungry Persian cat, a little swallow had flown in one of the upstairs windows and, frightened by the cat, perched itself on the top rail of our canopy bed. I slowly walked over to it, index finger extended, and with a little baby-bird-sweet-talk, coaxed him to hop on my finger! I walked over to the nearest window with it riding on my finger and with a little lift, it flew away! 'Course the cat wasn't very happy...!
Most birds seem to know how to step-up. Ren Man did that once with a baby crow outside of the TV station.

I've saved a few birds here; a wounded woodpecker that was hopping around in the driveway (we took him to a wildlife rescue), a pair of barn swallows got trapped in the hallway between our house and the studio/storage trailer (a towel helped there) and the kitty brought in a hummingbird once. How she caught that, I have no idea! She wasn't happy that I took her "toy" away, either, GN!
My grandparents nursed a baby starling. It would land on my grandfather's head and sit on his shoulder. They nursed a sparrow when I was really young. Tweetie was an important part of the family at that time.
Starlings are smart - same family as crows, ravens and magpies. Katie's girlfriend has one and he's quite the comedian. Smile
Very funny-put on a little show!

Saw a woodpecker pecking the ground for insects right along the curb.

Haven't fed the birds recently so I haven't been seeing my usual friends. It seems that whole community of small noisy birds have taken residence in the Cleveland Pear tree outside my bedroom window.
For 5 years we had a little Quaker parrot. His name was Wicket - he was supposed to be Katie's little friend but since she was in school most of the day, who do you suppose the little guy saw as his "mate"? Yep.

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In 2005, we had to give him a new home. I was too sick to take proper care of him - he was having a few issues of his own. It really is like having a toddler All. The. Time. Sweet, yes. But so demanding, needing so much attention.

The toilet paper roll was one of his favorite playthings. He would tear it into pieces, "laughing" the whole time. He also loved jalapeno peppers, so much so that all treats were known as "pepper."
Very cute!
This is a slo-mo video of a HUGE Eagle Owl landing (or grabbing prey) right at the camera...check out the freaking talons on that thing!!!

http://www.dogwork.com/owfo8/
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