Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mourning a Dove

Here at McBone Outpost #1211 we try to make things as accommodating as possible for birds.  Sunflower seeds, thistle and a delicious cake of suet are always available for anyone willing to flap over for snack.

Sadly, this free lunch means an occasional casualty.  Here is a mourning dove who tried, unsuccessfully, to navigate its way through our front door window.


By the time I found this poor dead dove, its eyes were but two empty sockets.  What remained was yet another grim reminder that life is short and glass panes are, to a four-ounce bird with hollow bones, deadly.

nwb

4 comments:

Kid Shay said...

Poor little guy.

A. gave me a hummingbird feeder for Christmas. It's a great joy when I see a hummingbird dart by our front window.

McBone said...

Yes, they are the best. Only a few months before they return, too. Let's put them out at the same time and see who gets one first. Even birdwatching can be competitive.

nwb

Kid Shay said...

Oooh, I've already got you beat. He never left. Blame the mellow Pacific NW winters. Birds a plenty.

McBone said...

Damn!

nwb