Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Day Inspired

Two bluebirds came to the deck today. First an adult male, then a young fluffy one. Their wing flutter was audible through the screen of the open door as they slowed to land on the feeder bar. Ever cautious, they flew away in their characteristic dip-dip-dip pattern of flight.

I've not seen bluebirds all summer. Not since last spring, when housewrens routed them out. What a relief to know they found a new nesting site. May the fledgling and its siblings have enough time to grow before it gets cold.

The visit imparted more gladness than I knew to expect of a few seconds. It was enough for a day. dkm

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did I ever tell you that once upon a time our family took on Cherokee names? Tom's was Swimmer, the girls were Hummingbird, Brown Thrasher, and Dogwood. I was Bluebird.

Niki said...

awww I'm so glad the bluebirds had their babies. Speaking of Loblolly...the word seems to be popping up everywhere. A book called The Loblolly Boy by James Norcliffe won the NZ childrens book awards for junior fiction this year, and at my library this morning, I saw it on the shelf!!! I couldnt believe it as our library is very small, so I quickly nabbed it :o)

dkm said...

Love these cross connections! Here's to bluebirds and loblolly boys. . .