Wednesday July 12th 2023, 9:21 pm
Filed under: Wildlife

It came last night when it was almost dark, and I wasn’t entirely sure till it took flight that it was a Bewick’s wren.

Having made the discovery, it came back tonight for more while there was still some light out.

Have you ever seen a bird playing? I’m sure there was a reason for it, drying out some annoying mite or something, but it was dancing and flipping its tail and making burrowing motions and throwing out clouds of the fine dust in this sweet little pile it had discovered. Again and again and again, with wings, tail, head, it’s all good. Whee! It must have felt very vulnerable while being so into it, and so it didn’t come when the sun’s full light would give it away to predators.

That tiny bird can really create a cloud. Zigzag! Fling! Marilyn Monroe’s skirt with the tail flipping!

Now how am I supposed to go sweep that up in good conscience?

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Of course you can’t sweep up the birdie’s playground!

Comment by ccr in MA 07.13.23 @ 6:23 am

Can you skip the sweeping for another day or two? So fun for that little one. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by DebbieR 07.13.23 @ 7:52 am

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