Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Close Encounter

I mean't to post this before Christmas but forgot so thought I would share this little tale with you now.
If a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush how much is one on the head worth? Sitting in our living room I heard a sickening thud. I knew immediately the cause of the sound - a bird flying into the french doors. I went to investigate the sad outcome and found a Great Tit lying on the patio. The small bird was still alive so I took it inside to see if it was about to expire or was merely stunned. After holding the tiny creature for a few minutes it started to perk up so I decided to take it back outside. Once in the garden the bird perched on my hand and looked about, it then hopped onto my shoulder. Not satisfied with this vantage point it hopped onto my head, much to the amusement of the children. It seemed quite happy on my head perhaps it had something to do with my hair resembling a birds nest. In fact it was so comfortable it started to sing. I walked around to encourage the bird to move to another perch, by this time I was getting cold as I had stepped outside in my stocking feet. The bird was not for moving and kept on singing. Our dog by this stage was getting quite agitated at the site of the bird on my head - not something it sees every day. Eventually the bird decided it had had enough and flew off to find another perch. I have had some close encounters with nature over the years but this has to be one of the most remarkable. I never cease to be amazed at the beauty of our natural world, no man made article can ever compare. Well for me that was my Christmas gift even if it did come early.
Oh and by the way it didn't leave its calling card on my head, just in case you were wondering.

1 comment:

lucy said...

Wow, that is just amazing :) Hope you've made it up here and are having a good time - very windy!!