GETTING IN TOUCH WITH NATURE: Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves
of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." ~ Rachel Carson
Wood can look like rocks. Rocks can look like wood. Seaweed and kelp can look like ropes, or ribbon, string, or thread and sometimes old hoses. As it dries it can look like wood or leather. Old, rusty iron gets carved and cut by the sea and sand to resemble rocks. Each day is different as the tides come and go washing in and washing away what the water carries in and out.
This little songbird frequents the tree next to my deck. He is so fast that it takes much patience, and many shots to capture him clearly without leaves in the way or being out of focus. Their short beaks make them able to pluck tiny insects from trees quite adeptly.
Ohh .. such a lovely bird. This little guy hit my window on a departure flight and I'm trying to save him. I think he might have too severely injured his neck though. I have him in a cloth, resting. He can only flap one wing and doesn't seem able to hold his head up. It's so sad.
UPDATE OCT 28, 2018. I called the water taxi I use and the owner readily agreed to take the bird from my island to Anacortes. He would even have driven the bird to his next destination, but another volunteer agreed to pick him up at the harbor and deliver the bird to another volunteer who will escort the bird on a ferry to Friday Harbor. Since 9/11, only officially recognized volunteers can make arrangements with other people boarding a ferry to find someone who will officially travel with the "package". From there, another volunteer meets the ferry and gets the bird to the rehab specialist. The little bird's neck is injured. He can't hold his head upright much. He made it overnight, but still not ready to live on his own. He took some water. I was told with this type of bird, an unknowing person could drown him trying to give him water. His throat doesn't close off when he's had enough. It's better to put a lid of water next to him and let him go to the water.
I hope he gets a second chance at life. Fingers crossed.
I got word that this little guy didn't make it. He died on the boat ride to Anacortes. So sad.