Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Snapshot


A couple of summers ago, we had a young visitor at our back door. This baby crow was all alone and not quite able to fly so I picked him up and perched him on one of our patio chairs where he'd be safe (sort of) from the neighbor's cat. He was shy at first but didn't take long to figure that I was okay company, even accepting food from my hand. A few days later he took off into the trees and flew away. 

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23 comments:

Book Dragon said...

glad he made it :) I'm feeding animals too, here

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, that's impressive! You captured something unique here. Thanks for sharing.

Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Wow, pretty amazing photo.

Kay said...

What a great picture! Love it.

Leslie said...

Great shot! I adore the baby birds. They are so innocent and trusting and haven't learned to be afraid of us yet.

Tiny Library said...

Wow, beautiful photo. We recently had some hatching eggs in school for spring, and one of the chicks was very poorly when he came out. It was a wonderful feeling when he pulled through, and I imagine it was the same for you.

Alyce said...

Wow, I've never seen a wild bird do that. Very cool!

Misha said...

Wow! That's so adorable!

Faith said...

What a great shot, and memory! I once had a fish that I had to feed by hand. Yes, the fish would NOT eat unless I wet some food and stuck it on the end of my finger and put it in the tank. Very strange!

Here's mine

Lee said...

Awesome story & photo.

Bev Hankins said...

What a great shot! And a wondeful story to remember.

Here's my snapshot: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/04/saturday-snapshot-april-30.html

Helen's Book Blog said...

That's so wonderful! Great shot and an awesome experience all in one

Mary said...

What a fantastic photo!

Marie said...

Fantastic photo!

I don't think that crows are well liked, but if you watch one long enough you'll see how smart they are. It's pretty awesome that he was eating out of your hand.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Incredible photo! Love those bright eyes!

Cheryl said...

What a cool photo!

Bibliophile said...

Lovely story and great photo.

Patty said...

This is one of the best photos ever...I would have wanted him to stay with me forever!!!

Trish said...

It was bittersweet to see him finally fly into the trees - but I knew it was for the best.

Thanks everyone for dropping by!

mostraum said...

Great picture and a really sweet story.

BOOKed_up said...

how sweet of u to help this cute little guy!

btw, thanks for stopping by my blog! I would have LOVED to spend my weekend the way u did! I rarely get the house to myself either! LUCKYYY ;)

- annie @ BOOKed UP!

once in a blue moon said...

i love happy endings :)

bermudaonion said...

Wow, that's amazing! What a great shot!!