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Kamikaze bird 'rescued'. by johnnythemonkey on 9 September 2010 2:05am
We were sitting in the lounge earlier this evening when we heard a thud at the front door. It's a glass panelled door and from where I was sitting, I couldn't see anyone at the door.
We looked anyway and Meg seen a thrush lying on the front step looking badly injured. Meg decided to move it, which I wasn't sure was the best thing but she was worried that the cats would have an easy meal.
She placed it on the table out the back and the poor thing looked awful. It was standing but one leg looked broken. It had it's beak wide open and was breathing heavily and disgorged two whole pea-sized berries onto the table !

We didn't know what to do for the best, so we just kept a watch on it and made sure McGill or his mates didn't come near. Meg spoke gently to the wee thing and it's breathing slowed and it closed it's beak.
After about half an hour, we were delighted to see it fly....all of ten feet onto our fence. I was able to approach within a few feet of it and it appeared to be standing ok on both legs. After a few seconds, it flew off to the the trees and bushes just behind our house, hopefully to recover a bit more.
Oh, it left a wee deposit on the table before it left. :)
Re: Kamikaze bird 'rescued'. by Spursfan on 9 September 2010 10:47am
There's hope for you yet, wee Johnny!!

Re: Kamikaze bird 'rescued'. by kazzzz on 9 September 2010 1:46pm
That's amazing coz an almost identical incident happened at my mum and dad's last Sunday when Ava and I were visiting, except it was a magpie. We thought it had broken it's neck and to our amazement saw it fly off a little while later. Poor thing. Bet it had a whopper of a headache.
Re: Kamikaze bird 'rescued'. by perfectbitch on 9 September 2010 3:54pm
Glad the bird made it. Nice uplifting thread.

Re: Kamikaze bird 'rescued'. by mrsteabag on 9 September 2010 4:54pm
Johnny, "deposits" are believed to be good luck in some cultures. Enjoy your next seven years. :)
Re: Kamikaze bird 'rescued'. by johnnythemonkey on 9 September 2010 5:15pm
LOL Fran, I'd settle for seven days good luck.
It was heartening to see the bird recover and it was great to have such a closeup look at an 'ordinary' bird like a thrush. The chest markings were beautiful.
Re: Kamikaze bird 'rescued'. by sighthound on 10 September 2010 4:39am
Ahhhh, nice story, johnny. Thanks.
Re: Kamikaze bird 'rescued'. by suzulu on 10 September 2010 1:58pm
Poor thrush! It must have been so traumatised, hence the breathing heavily. Glad it flew off OK, also the magpie, Kazzz.
Re: Kamikaze bird 'rescued'. by johnnythemonkey on 11 September 2010 1:23am
If it had been left to me, McGill and I would've had a tasty snack out of it. :)

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