Saturday, September 1, 2007

A Wing and a Prayer

A small movement caught my eye on the way out the door Thursday morning. On the edge of the lawn was a small bird flailing in the grass. Its panicked chirping broke my heart. I called for Robert who brought a gardening glove to secure the bird so that he could examine it. An infant female Red-headed Woodpecker, it appeared to have a broken wing and puncture wounds from an animal attack. It was early and we weren't sure where we could take it, so we placed it in a pet carrier to protect it from predators. By the afternoon, the rangers at Lake Lotus park agreed to deliver her to a bird rehabilitationer who would nurse the bird back to health.


Robert N. Landrum said...

Samuel and Nathanael wanted to mention that they gave the bird some water and bread before school.

Kristen said...

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA. i love roberts comment. of course they want to be in it.haha o ur family cracks me up