Walking, wandering, winding down my deck stairs and SQUAWK! I look to my right and this little creature with a wide open beak is SQUAWKING and I really wondered if it was a baby dinosaur. I took a quick step away from the deck and started observing this little creature. It hopped. It had downy fur? feathers? fluff? It was blueish, grayish, with a spot of white? It had a yellow beak. I listen in more carefully and realize there are other creatures making bigger SQUAWKING sounds. As I look around, I discover a pair of blue jays hovering and rapidly flying over head. I look again at my new little friend hopping and barely lifting off the ground. I start to connect the dots and realize this must be a baby bluejay. I began wondering if it fell out of the nest a smidge early. I follow it around the yard a bit and realize the parent pair is following us both so I stop and go back inside. Later that day I go back out to check on my new friend and I couldn't find it. I became determined and started looking around the yard more. I found my new friend and learned my new friend had a sibling. Two baby bluejays exploring this great big world in my little corner of it. I sat in the yard for a bit and just watched them. Maybe we don't have to go away from home to see discover and appreciate new things.
This post was inspired by Ruth's suggestions from last week with stack a series of sounds. I might of fallen asleep on the couch without hitting publish...oops.
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I love the way you played with stacked sounds and how you created suspense. With each sentence I kept guessing the type of animal it was. So beautiful!ReplyDelete
What a treasure of a moment! I've never seen baby birds like this, and now I want to stalk the nests in my trees.ReplyDelete
I have never seen a baby bluebird! We seem to only raise robins around our house. I love the way you searched and discovered the sibling. When we sit and wait we can often find Mother Nature provides us with lots to notice.ReplyDelete
The beauty and noises of outdoor life! Happy the two little birds had each other! What a fun find -- right in your backyard!ReplyDelete
I love the reference to your little corner of the great big world... What a treasure.ReplyDelete