Today, I touched a bird
Today, while wandering around, I found a little bird sitting in the middle of a path. I said “Hello Mister Bird!” and kept walking. I was moderator concerned that there was a bird engaged in such an unbirdlike activity – but – I left him to his business.
When I came back down the path from where I was – he was still sitting there and I decided that I needed to take action. I got down on the ground and asked him what was going on, if he knew where he was, if he was injured and if there was anyone that I should call. He just stared at me.
I stared back for a moment and then told him that sitting in the direct sunlight was probably not doing him any good. So I got some sticks and started to move him into the shade. He wasn’t a fan of the sticks … He raised a wing.
I wanted to avoid touching him with my hands since birds bathe in dirt – and – he may have had the sickness … So – I wrapped my hands in napkins, made a little scoop and gently delivered him into a nice spot under a bush.
Finally, someone came by and we decided that some proper authorities – with more bird helping experience – should be brought in. I left the situation in their hands – but – hope to get an update later this afternoon on the case that we’ll call “The Plight if the Sitting Bird!”