Friday, May 1, 2009

helping hand

We have a lot of plate glass around here. (pop is in the glass business) So, the poor little birds sometimes hit the windows or doors. Sometimes they are chased by bullies, my mockingbird just about has a red target on his butt for doing this all the time to others. I love the Indigo buntings! But if you can get them up off the ground, most of the time they will be okay.
The ants around here don't give anything a chance once they are on the ground.
So I stuck this lil guy up in the pear tree and keep checking on him after about an hour he flew off. Nothing is more rewarding than lending a helping hand...be it with nature or people :-))
Go give a helping hand today...if not today try this evening central time over at Tabitha's

xoxo
dar

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51 comments:

Eskimo Bob said...

I thought partridges were supposed to go in pear trees.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I can just hear him now telling his Grandkids...."And then this giant hand of God reached down and plucked me from the peril of the ground...."
You are such a sweetie. A little bird told me.

darsden said...

EB-that is hilarious!!! :-)) cracked me up

Becky-you are so sweet, I saved 2 indigo buntings that day. Yay me...

Tabitha in Bliss said...

You are SO in the spirit!! Helping with nature is an honorable deed sweet one!!

darsden said...

Tabitha-I am trying honey. Look forward to speaking with you tonight 8-)

Suzy said...

I've never seen one before. What a beautiful bird. I once saved a drowing moth in NY. When I finally got him free the bus driver who was watching me said, "Oh, I thought you were trying to kill it." Yeah genius, I would take 20 minutes out of a day to kill a moth.

laughingwolf said...

i'm with you, dar... have no use for bullies, no matter the species :(

darsden said...

Suzy-fantastic for saving the lil moth! When do we find out what it was..from yesterday?

laughingwolf-yes big statement for me to even consider a target on a animal..but that mockingbird is so territorial he has just about run all the birds out..except for the doves which look like pigeons around here they are so big.

blognut said...

Love the pictures - that bird is beautiful!

Gaston Studio said...

The bird is awesomely gorgeous and your pics are great. Good on you girl, for saving the little fellows.

darsden said...

blognut-thankyou very much, yes they are


Gaston Studio-thank you very much...see ya later at Michels LOL

dizzblnd said...

beatiful pictures! I love helping mother nature or mother hubbard! It feels good to do good

darsden said...

dizzblnd-thankyou me too as much as possible. I am bird food and deer food poor but I love it.

klutzymama said...

I do believe that this is the first time I've ever seen an indigo bunting in my life. Very cool bird!

darsden said...

Klutzymama-well I am glad I was able to show you a bird you haven't seen! I appreciate you signing up and joining the side bar over there. Have a great weekend. :-)

Michel said...

I've always thought of birds as flying rodents - however, I gotta admit, that little guy was cute.

that was a sweet, sweet story. Thanks!

Hit 40 said...

Sorry to be the nerd here... there are actually studies on the number of bird kills by hitting glass. Several die a year around my house. Supposedly the glass industry can do a little something to the glass to keep the birds away.

I am always sad when I hear one hit the glass. Especially because I feed them.... i even have nice feeders to keep the big pigeons and black birds out. I buy the flowers in spring that the hummingbirds love to drink to put on my deck. I see a couple about every day.

I love the birdies!!! Shame on you Michel!!! I am going to tell my congressman to leave you in Sudan. No paris embassy for you!!!!

Anywhere else Michel hangs out???? PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!!!!

Michel said...

OMG! Hit 40 you are such a NERD!!! Only you would have read STUDIES on flying rodents dying due to poor eyesight.

You probably WILL write your congressman!! Threats like those leave me no choice but to retaliate.....Good day ma'am.

I SAID GOOD DAY!!!

darsden said...

Hit 40-I love the fact you are a bird lover like me, I too take all the precautions I can. But when they go to figthing, game over for 1. If the glass companies did do that, the cost of the glass would be increased and people would still ignore it! We buy all the "crap" they sell but we still lose some. We also buy the hummingbird plants. After hurricane katrina we were going thru 10 pounds of sugar a week just trying to keep up. There would be 6 birds feeding and hundreds waiting to feed. It was unbelievable I know at one point we had at least 100 or more of them hanging out here.

Yes, you have to watch out for Michel, she doesn't like any animals (or probably people) she only likes cake! I will sign that petition to keep her butt in sudan send it over!!! As for where she hangs out...watch out, she be sitting right beside you (as she did me) in no time...watch your people sections...LOL

darsden said...

Michel-you already been here...wha cha doing back woman!! I am sending you a lil package in the mail ;-) yes of course it's cake... it's a new kind of cake..it can walk to you instead of getting up to get it...just the right 3 bites kind...

Hit 40 said...

Darsden??? are you sending her an adult toy? Josh has been gone a while. This might be the problem.

Hit 40 said...

OMG!!! You were typing on mine while I typed on yours!!!!!!!

Ok.... I really need to garden. I have 6 flats of annuals in my garage. See you tonight.

darsden said...

Hit 40-LOL no way LOL-sssh I am sending her some birds and a big ole moth. They have instructions to buzz by her everytime she gets in her toyo...LOL And eeewww to much information there LOL

darsden said...

Hit 40 we need to do something because we are always on the same wave length... cuz I was just replying to you...LOL

Vodka Mom said...

I loved that story....

you ARE a helping hand. :-)

Lilly said...

What a beautiful bird - love its colour. And this post says everything about you. You are kind. Did you hear Tabitha's interview - its great hearing bloggers voices for the first time What a great and inspiring woman she is. Oh and Dar, you already do enough exercise, chopping wood is about the best cardio there is then of course you have all that swimming to look forward to as well.

darsden said...

Lilly-he is beautiful when they come in they come in as goups so you can look out at any point and there may be 20 or a

darsden said...

oooooooh blogger!!!! Lilly there can be 20 or a 100 out there they are beautiful. Yes, I was actually there for the conference. Tabitha is just like I thought she would sound a real God's Child Sweetheart!

I will be splitting those logs very soon by hand too. one log equals 4 :-) and by the time next winter comes they will be just rightly seasoned for the fire pit.

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

That is a gorgeous little bird! Wow. I wish we had those here...we get cardinals, that's about it. And hummingbirds.

Yes, offering a helping hand is the best gift we can give.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love the color blue of the bird. Beautiful. You did a good thing there.

Hit 40 said...

I need to go find Michel. She has missed my crude comment for her... I'll be back

darsden said...

Hit40-she's been missing in action hasn't she. she is going to claim something like she had to sleep or something... (watch her if she ever comes to you house and ask to use the rest room-she will go thru all your Chit and then wipe the floor with your best towel to clean up her mess ;-0)

darsden said...

Kathy-Welcome to following the side bar...hand on it could get bumpie at times ;-))

Hit 40 said...

I see her here on the sidebar?

Pearl said...

Oh, I have a soft spot for the birdies.

So what's up with the ants down there? Our ants are docile (but our kitties can't be trusted!).

Pearl

darsden said...

Vodka Mom-chit I skipped right over you sooo sorry, Thankyou for coming by and commenting.

Mary@-thank you I love my birds our hummers are just starting to come in.

Pseudonymous-thank you it is a lovely blue, and I do try to help without interferring

Hit40-yes I try to warn everybody about Michel

Pearl-lovely to see you my dear, hope you are feeling better. Fire Ants from hell, I will have to take a picture of their condos they build. One is almost 3 feet high in the back. Yes, I have seen a pic of Mao!

Michel-there is a warning about you on my side bar...trying to protect my people here!

Steven G said...

Wonderful post! Hope I can remember to come back. Your response to my short short on Jeanne's blog made me think of you as I composed this on based on today's events:

Broken Iris

I watched her since she was a baby
I knew her parents and her grandparents
It is a sad day when the world of careless men
With fast hands seek an end game that rolls over the innocent. The sad family must cry.

I am that mean handed bastard. I am guilty as sin.

I was just trying to keep the crabgrass off her ass...an ironic excuse, I must confess.

And with a swift movement, her neck was snapped.

I broke an iris today in the garden, I must confess.

steven g

darsden said...

Steven G-thank you for coming by but most of all thank you for that beautiful poem! Lovely com'on back anytime :-)

darsden said...

Steven G-you should have a blog Dude...why don't you have one and put these on there!!!

Fragrant Liar said...

What a beautiful bird, and what a beautiful thing you do, giving them a second chance. I really love you for that. ;)

darsden said...

Fragrant Liar- yes they are thank you you are very sweet to say that. I got a big hoot out of your 3 links, yes I was brave and click before you put a discloser out...LOL

♥ Braja said...

OMG he is looking so GORGEOUSLY at the camera!!! I love it...you're beautiful and adorable, Darlene...I love you, you precious animal lovin' girl :)))

darsden said...

Braja-Lovely to see you, he did look kinda happy didn't he. Yes, I am and Very Proud to be one! I love you too My Queen :-))

♥ Braja said...

44 comments, Miss Hot Blog :))
xx

darsden said...

Braja-LOL I had to do a double take when I saw that too...But, you know with Michel around Hit 40, and I have to be on our toes...

Did you Notice Steve G even wrote me a Poem.. boy do I feel really special and like I belong in blogland..

Even Vodka Mom came by to say Hey!

Then you come back around and point out that you noticed my numbers...OH my Happy Day Happy Day xoxodar

Heidi said...

Birds sometimes fly into our windows here too. Usually they are able to fly away on their own. I love that blue color. I haven't seen that kind of bird around here.

darsden said...

Heidi-you must not have the killer fire ants like we do down here..probably a little to cool up in your area for both of them :-)

Pop and Ice said...

How absolutely sweet and beautiful - both the bird and you! I've never seen that type of bird before so I'll have to look up whether it hangs out in Michigan.

darsden said...

Pop and Ice-thank you, the indigo buntings are one of my favorites. I had a male painted bunting last year. Absolutely gorgeous! I am not sure if they go as far north as Michigan. Let me know if you see one..I know you probably have some cedar waxlings up there..they are pretty too.. did you pick you your award <3 yet (heart) ... :-)

Pop and Ice said...

Here's what I found - and you don't have to comment back! Just go to bed!

Indigo Bunting
Status in Michigan
Common Transient summer resident

But there have been no recorded sighting, at this particular website, since Fall 20003. :(

Pop and Ice said...

Aaack! Too many zeros! And I did a preview. Previews are sucking for me today. Don't comment about this either. Go do something more interesting or eat a cookie.