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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A bird flew into my back

Today I was going to write a motivational post on obstacles. Oh, I had this baby all planned out in my head and then I got into a head on collision with a bird.

No joke, a bird swooped off my balcony as I was getting out of my car. I didn't see the bird and the bird didn't see me. He flew low and then smashed beak first into my back.

The bird recovered and flew off into the sunrise as if nothing happened. Five minutes later, I am sitting here in my condo absolutely baffled. I don't know if this bird was stoned or what? He must've had quite a shock barreling into my back. And then it dawned on me, obstacles happen no matter what species you are and the only way to get through them is too do what that lil bird did- he flew again, no matter what.

No obstacle stood in his way-I vote we learn from that dear bird.

PS- I felt so horrible for the lil bird I went out and bought a huge bag of bird seed. The birds are eating good tonight!

9 comments:

Norma Beishir said...

Russo--why did you get in that poor bird's way???

jjsundevil said...

natures UR enemie babygirl

FrankandMary said...

A nature-mishap reality show for you perhaps?

William Kendall said...

I've had redwinged blackbirds swoop in and attack me this time of year. They're defending their nest, and if you happen to walk past, they'll fly really close. I've felt their claws at my head. That kind of behaviour lasts some weeks, and then the birds stop doing it.

Maegan Langer said...

The hummingbirds that hang around my front yard are territorial little buggers. I see them trying to dive-bomb each other all the time, but they haven't tried to dive-bomb me yet . . .

William Kendall said...

Hummingbirds are viciously territorial when it comes to each other... if they were the size of a blue jay, they'd be a menace to humanity.

densleyjazzfan said...

i didnt know birds were so territorial.

William Kendall said...

There's a clip at this link, assuming it's viewable across borders...

http://ottawa.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120531/OTT-bird-attack-rideau-canal-120531/20120531/?hub=OttawaHome

They really are territorial!

Russo said...

Whoa, they really are territorial. I had no idea, thanks for teaching me, William.