The Jailbird is Freed

Monday, June 4, 2012

Catalpa tree providing tremendous shade.

Catalpa tree blossom

Usually I am in front on my computer when I get in from work but tonight I glanced up and saw my catalpa tree was finally in bloom. I love my catalpa tree. It has grown by leaps and bounds and amazingly done so after we had it cut completely down because it decided to grow inside the corner of our concrete driveway. It behaved like it was just a good pruning, growing several feet and blooming the following year. The year after that some boys in the neighborhood tormented it, breaking several branches while I was at work. My neighbor tried to tie the broken branches up as they hung by slender remnants of their torn branches. I lost some of the branches of my brave tree but it still continues on with it's mission to provide shade to our home in the summer and block the cold winter winds in the winter. This tree appears to be on a mission. If only we could apply the same determination to our tasks!

I was shooting photos of the catalpa blooms when I heard a faint bird cry. As I looked around, I finally located the bird in the bottom of the barrel with rain water nearly up to it's neck. This picture was taken after I gently poured part of the water out. 

Bird in the bottom of the barrel

Then I drained the rest of the water and laid the barrel on it's side. I read some where that birds cannot fly directly up and I wanted to release it from it's prison. I went to get some bird feed and sprinkled some on the side of the barrel leading the way out. I left for about ten minutes and came back to find a few seeds left, but no bird. Bye, little bird. 

I drained the water and  let the bird go

This post linked to camera critters. Thank you for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless. God loves the birds of the field so you know He loves you and I!

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Salitype June 5, 2012 at 3:37 PM  

Must be nice to sit and relax under your Catalpa tree !

Bye little bird - am glad you find him before he drowned!


Icy BC June 5, 2012 at 4:10 PM  

The catalpa tree blossom is so fancy and beautiful. More importantly, you saved the baby bird! What a fantastic thing to do.

Mumsy¸.¤ª“˜¨ June 7, 2012 at 5:09 AM save a baby starling! I hope the mama bird will come and lead it out of danger.

Mumsy¸.¤ª“˜¨ June 7, 2012 at 5:12 AM  

Oh mine, I told you I'm still half asleep when I missed the part on the baby bird was gone when you came out to check again...

Anne Lyken-Garner June 8, 2012 at 5:04 PM  

Ah... Poor thing! It's a blessing you went out when you did. Poor thing's so small, he probably flew in there by accident.
At least now he's free.

Self Sagacity June 14, 2012 at 12:28 AM  

I love your little story and the bird too. We once had two baby birds fell from the apple tree's nest, one was quick to learn to fly but the other took literally days.

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