Tag Archives: Animals

Baby Bird

P1030394The other day, Lilliam told me a bird had flown into the bedroom. I went in and the bird was at the window, on the screen, wondering how to get out.

I reached out and it didn’t move. I took it in my hand with no problem. It didn’t try to avoid me. I could feel its small heart racing.

I carried it outside and opened my hand. It took off, reversed direction, and flew back into the bedroom and landed on the bed.

I went in and again it didn’t move as I went to pick it up. I carried it out again and this time put it in a planter, so it could rest.

Soon it flew out of the planter and only a short distance to the fence. I went to get my camera and took a few photos. I only posted this one.

While we watched it, there were two bigger birds on the roof watching. One flew down close to the little one and encouraged it to leave. It did. I hope it lives long enough to avoid all the cats in this neighborhood.

Unlikely Friends

We have been adopted by two cats. One is very friendly and always greets us when we get ready for our morning walk. I don’t know if it is a he or a she.

It always comes out to say hello in the morning. It wants its head scratched and I am sure wants a bowl of food. We have not adopted it, however, and do not put food out to give it more encouragement.

IMG_0283Still it is comical to watch this one in the morning. It wants to be Koki’s friend as well. It will rub on Koki, head to head and body to body. What amazes me is that Koki could care less and rarely pays attention to the cat.

IMG_0284This morning, the cat was trying to get Koki to play. In this photo, the cat was below the bench talking to Koki. Koki looks to be in a playful mood too.

IMG_0287In this last photo, they decided to pose for the camera. Two different species of animals that aren’t natural friends. However, both have accepted the other and in their own way have bonded. Too bad people don’t accept differences as easily as these two. The world would be a happier place.

The second cat is not as friendly. It still hangs around the house, but is afraid of people. He does slip around the back of the house where Koki’s food and water bowl is and helps himself to a meal. That is until Koki sees him and then there is barking galore.

I guess the moral is offer friendship and it will be returned. Steal my food and receive my wrath.

Parroquia San Martin de Porres’ Latest Resident

A couple years ago I posted about hummingbirds nesting at our church (Parroquia San Martin de Porres), Yesterday, Maria sent me a photo of the church’s latest resident.

Here is Maria’s email and a cropped photo.

Hola esta tarde tome esta foto, no se si es que el ave estaba tan entusiasma con ser mamá, que no puso problema en que la fotografiara, o que de pronto ya me conoce, tiene varios días ahí, así debe tener cría pronto.

Is It A Scissor Tail?

This morning, while eating breakfast, I saw a bird I had never seen in Panama. When I lived on a farm in Oklahoma, I would occasionally see a bird with a long tail it was called a Scissor Tail Flycatcher.  I think this has to be the bird i saw this morning.

I ran for my camera and took several photos, but many didn’t produce the results I wanted. The bird was a long way off and I could not get the right depth of field. Here are a couple photos i did get.