Wednesday November 17th 2010, 12:30 am
Filed under: Knit,Wildlife

I cranked up the stereo to knit by and wondered when the mockingbird will be doing a Dan Fogelberg impersonation?

Earlier in the day, clearly the hawk dove in for his mourning meal. Michelle Millar writes that doves have a lot of dust in their feathers that they leave behind when they hit something.

It had imprinted on this house as its place of safety but discovered it to be a bit of a pane.

And yet I do think it had a ghost of a chance. I found no flurry of feathers. From all I can tell, it escaped the worst and it lived.

And the mockingbird de-clears the stained glass artist a one-hit wonder.

(Thirteen rows today, twenty-eight to go.)

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Mmm, Dan Fogelberg. Loved his version of “Rhythm of the Rain” every bit as much as the original…

Comment by Lynn 11.17.10 @ 5:38 am

Two pigeons left marks on my window. The second lived to fly away but the first was not as lucky.

Comment by LynnM 11.17.10 @ 5:54 am

Doves leave an angel imprint on your window.I had big windows in my other house and it happened quite a few times. I didn’t find any dead birds but I bet they had a big headache.A imature red tailed hawk hit my kitchen window one time and scared the be-jesus out of me. He sat in the hedge a few minuets and then flew away. WHEW!

Comment by pat flores 11.17.10 @ 6:47 am

I have to remember to swallow my coffee before I read your posts, just in case. It was close this morning… All hail the Queen of the Puns!

Comment by Channon 11.17.10 @ 7:42 am

Obviously you either have too much time on your hands or you do too much thinking while knitting.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 11.17.10 @ 8:35 am

so are we Lost in the Sun or was it a Run for the Roses?

hmmm, Carlye Simon and Dan Fogelberg — we seem to share each other’s CD collection!!

Comment by Bev 11.17.10 @ 8:59 am

I have a friend whose auto license plate reads TOP PUN. I’m not so sure she is.

Comment by Don Meyer 11.17.10 @ 10:01 am

LOL…hadn’t thought of much old Dan in recent years, but enjoyed him back when. My deja-vu listening yesterday was Alison Kraus. “Baby, now that I’ve found, I can’t let you go….”

Comment by Ruth 11.17.10 @ 1:00 pm

Go go go! Soon you’ll have something nice and snuggly for yourself–worth it!

Comment by Lanafactrix 11.17.10 @ 8:45 pm

Yes, doves do leave an imprint on windows. I learned this when one dove across the road under a bridge just as I was driving under it. Dove shaped smudge on the window – and sadly, dead dove rolled down the windshield, coming to a stop on the windshield wipe, looking in through the window at me with an almost apologetic look. I couldn’t stop immediately – traffic was heavy – and boy, did I get some weird looks as people passed and saw me driving with a dead dove on my window. They thought I was some sort of freak.

No wonder the dove looked apologetic.

Comment by twinsetellen 11.19.10 @ 7:17 pm

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