a shock in the garden today
its been a awfull rainy day here and i was working so when i got home and the sun shone for a while thought i would do some snipping in the garden.
i had to snip most of my margarite daisies as they were battered with the rain last night and today, not a good year for them at all.
Anyway while doing that i turned to go get my bucket and was faced with an awfull sight, a poor starling was dead on my feeder, i think it had been clinging to the wire to get at the last nuts in it at the bottom, while doing this caught its beak in the gaps, how long the poor thing had been there struggling i dont know, but wasnt there at lunchtime, i went to get my gloves and had to free it, i couldnt stop crying as i tried to free it beak, it was awfull, i think eventually it had become exausted and fallen back and broke it neck.
iv had the feeder a good few years and never thought this would happen but i will never use one of these feeders again, its made me realise how dangerous they are. i have put a pic of the feeder in question so you know what can happen.
A sad day in my garden.
rest in peace little starling
- 4 Aug, 2011
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