Saturday, March 11, 2017

Ouchieee…that HURTS!

We have SO many goldfinches at our feeders right now that it’s inevitable for one of them to hit the living room window. (we tape streamers to it sometimes)

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This little guy was pretty stunned.

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So hubby gently picked him up and moved him to a grassy spot.

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He recovered and flew away!

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You never know when life will give you an ‘ouchie’.

But remember Spring is on it’s way and things will look brighter.

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Let’s always pray for one another!

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This isn’t a great photo but I still thought it was neat to see this bird through the trees in the backyard. I think it’s a seagull.

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

45 comments:

Kathy said...

At my former home we had big windows that reflected the sky and birds were always flying into them. I felt so badly for those little ones. Glad yours recovered and flew off. It could have been worse. BTW that looks like a seagull to me too.

Cloudia said...

Amen Honey

Happy@Home said...

I always hate to hear that sound of a bird crashing into the window. Cheers to your hubby for looking out for the little goldfinch. So glad there was a happy ending. Enjoy your weekend, Diane.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Ouch indeed! No big windows here but I do see my birds at the feeder and it makes me so happy!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

we have stickies all over our dining room window, and they still like to fly into it. Breaks my heart. Thankfully I haven't had to have a feathery funeral lately.

Lea said...

So glad the Goldfinch is OK
I like the Robin photo, too

Susan said...

Sounds like a plan!

Danice said...

Poor little bird. It's so good that your husband helped him. We have a large picture window that a few birds have flown into. Looking forward to Spring also.

ann said...

We have birds hit the window here. Poor things. They usually do recover. You would think that they would break their neck.

Small City Scenes said...

That 'thump' on the deck is a sound we hear occasionally but thank goodness the birdies manage to recover. Sweet pictures of the Finch. One of our favorite birds too.
MB

Susie said...

Diane, We have revived birds here also. :) Even with things to move them away from windows ..some must be tweeting while flying. :) I have taken a picture of an owl, robin and cardinal this morning... The owl shot was too blurry and as I tried to get close it flew away. My daughter said it was a barn owl. Blessings , xoxo, Susie

Christine said...

Life does gives us ouchies, as you put it, Diane! We had a bungalow once and the birds would sometimes mistakenly fly into the large corner windows. Glad this wee one recovered!
Have a lovely weekend!

Vee said...

Glad that the little guy was okay...your husband may be the bird whisperer.

A Colorful World said...

Lovely photos. So happy the goldfinch recovered.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Aw, cute and lucky little bird. We had a blackbird fall down the flue into the wood stove. Stayed there few hours until hubby came home, wrapped cloth around him, took outside and set him free. Flew away so far I couldn't see him anymore. :)

Beautiful photos.

Lowcarb team member said...

I hate it when you hear that 'thud' - always good when they recover and fly away.

Good wishes for the weekend

All the best Jan

20 North Ora said...

Poor little bird. Glad he was able to fly away! Have a great weekend.

Judy

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome macro shots of our beautiful feathered friends ~ especially since it is 'frigid' in MA ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am so glad your Goldfinch was OK. The window strikes are scary. Love the Robin and the gull. Great photos, love the closeups of the Goldie. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Stacey said...

You're so sweet and kind, Diane. I love the birds too but the fact that you said, "Let's pray for one another." I just love that. ♥

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Awww poor thing. Don't you feel helpless when that happens? I am happy knowing it flew off & recovered.

Thanks bunches for sharing the pics & happy ever after post with us at I'd rather b birdin.

Inger said...

I love your bird pictures and I'm so glad the little goldfinch is OK.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Ouch for sure.Happy that the little guy flew away. Once in awhile a bird hits one of our windows and so far no one died. Yes, spring is coming! Looking forward to it.
deb

happyone said...

Glad the goldfinch was just stunned and not hurt. How cool to be able to hold it though. : )

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

oh this was pure magic to see! :)

Sam I Am...... said...

Every year it happens here too...even though I have curtains on most of my windows. I don't see Goldfinches down here but we had them up North. Sweet little birds...one of my favs!

Gina said...

God bless your husband. He has a gentle touch with that bird. I'm so glad the little bird was fine and flew away.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Glad the little guy survived. I hate it when I hear that thunk against the window.

Red Rose Alley said...

Aahh, that poor little Goldfinch. These are great pics, Diane. I can't believe he let your husband scoop him up like that. Oh, there's the Robin, one of my favorite birds! They are so brave and don't scare too easily.

Have a blessed Sunday, Diane.

love, ~Sheri

Michele said...

I just finished commenting to Judy at Lil Bigs about how all my goldfinches are gone..........we had them by the zillions, seriously, so much that we named our home (and everything else, haha) FINCH REST!

And she's got em and you've got em. At least now I know where they went, haha. Tell them to come back because momma misses them so much.

I am so sorry that cute wee fella recovered, that is so sad to see when it happens.

Hugs!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a pretty little bird - it is the WA state bird but we rarely see them at our house. We saw a lot of them when we visited eastern Washington. I'm glad he was able to fly away. Happy weekend my friend.

Linda said...

Nice photos. I rescued a robin last year. Put it in a shoe box with a little blanket and watched for predators until it flew away.

BeachGypsy said...

Awww what a sweet tiny little creature! Yep they sure can whack that glass HARD and i feel so sorry for them when that happens!hope your saturday was nice! Its real chilly here but we walked anyway

Geraldine said...

I'm glad the birdie story had a happy ending. I feel so bad when they hit a window.

Karen Ann said...


I love goldfinches. We do see them around here, they love thistle and the seeds in my flowers - especially the purple cone flowers.

Marlene Plasencia said...

Oh what a cute little bird. I think the goldfinches are so precious. So glad you guys were there to help. Yes life some times gives us ouchie'

Blessings,
Marlene

Cherdecor said...

I'm so glad your little goldfinch was able to fly away. It is too early to see them around here. Blessings to you.

Carol Z said...

You and that sweet little bird are in my prayers. We've had great weather, but it's turned frosty and I really needed my boots for my walk this afternoon. Sunny, but so cold and windy. Take good care!

Mildred said...

So thankful the little bird made it. I hope you are enjoying this day!

Arlene Grimm said...

Diane, your re the bird whisperer!!

Dewena said...

My husband always rushes out to pick up a stunned bird. He holds them, stroking them and keeping them warm. Most of the time it helps. We're having lots of finches here, several kinds. I do love them so much.

And yes, we all need prayers when life gives us ouchies!

Lorrie said...

I'm glad the goldfinch survived. I'm hoping to attract them to our garden this spring. I heard that Niger/Nijer seed is what they like to eat. Have a great week, Diane.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Poor birdie -- I'm glad you guys were able to save it. I never see goldfinches over here in this part of the Sunshine State -- we used to have them at our feeders in Oregon all the time --

Jeanie said...

What wonderful photos. I do love goldfinches and I'm so glad you were able to rescue this one save him. I'm seeing finches at our feeders but they are still pretty muted color-wise. They'll ÿellow up" soon!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

So glad the little goldfinch made a full recovery!
Some wonderful images of your garden birds.
Have a lovely week :)