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Friday, June 12, 2020

The Story of Bird

The Story of Bird

Earlier this spring I walked down the driveway to get the mail. I saw two little birds walking down the driveway ahead of me.
Two little mourning dove. I was so surprised to see them. It was Mid-March, I had not seen young mourning dove so early in the season before.
The next day, only one mourning dove baby greeted me.
Each day I would look for our new little friend.
We decided to name him or her Bird.
I fed bird sunflower seeds and millet.

Bird would roost on our deck and I would see Bird each morning in the sunshine.

I continued to feed Bird sunflower seeds and millet.
Bird never would fly away from me.
Bird would watch as I put little piles of seed around.
Bird just happily pecked along as we sat and talked.

Bird was becoming a special friend to us. A happy sight during the COVID19 shut down.
Our friendship with Bird started when the early days of COVID19 began. Everyday brought some new change or cancellation.

Shut downs, shortages, lay off from work,  more cases of COVID19, masks, gloves, ordering more items on line, more cancellations and trying to get use to the way things were going.

We all would wake up in the morning and ask "How is Bird today?"

During my husbands time off from work during the shut down gave him time to do some projects.
He built me another raised bed.

I filled the bed with soil that we made in our compost pile.
I was so excited at how well our compost pile did and the fantastic dirt I had to fill the raised bed.

As I worked, Bird watched. I went past with wheelbarrows full of dirt, shovel and rake.
He sat in the sun, watching me and would peck at his sunflower seeds.

Bird was a little bird in March. It is June now and Bird is getting to be a big Bird. I am happy to report that Bird still comes to roost on the deck in the mornings and enjoys our birdbath.

It is the little joys in life.


  1. My goodness that is a beautiful relationship with that bird! It is magical

  2. I was just dreading a possible bad ending to the story of bird. But it is a GOOD ending! How I love it!!! And I'm so glad you have pictures as well.

  3. It's a great feeling when you can become friends with a bird. We use to have a cardinal walk along our window sills and look inside. Maybe telling to fill the feeder. I love your bird story. We have dove around here. I like to hear them. Of course I coo back. LOL Blessings to you and yours, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

  4. Ahhhh this is such a sweet sign that life is good we just have to look in places where we did not think too. Your sweet bird is a positive sign that life can go on even with Covid. I love the coo they sing. He or she knows you are good and will continue to be a good friend. I think he/she likes being new in your family. So sweet Carla I needed to read this today. Makes my heart hopeful. xoxo

  5. What a cute story! You should make a children's book!

  6. I just love your "bird story" and can relate to it. I also had doves in my garden and the little one would just stay there while I worked around. They hid under the foliage but I could see them. I think I made a post about them way, way back. I love their cooing. I'm so glad that hubby could find the time to construct this beautiful raised bed. Filled with rich compost, I can only imagine how well your garden will do. I still remember the little garden that could.
    Take care and stay well and happy.
    Hugs, Julia

  7. Such a sweet story, I love it. Take care.

  8. What a sweet little bird! There is a little green frog that lives in my garden and I love searching for him whenever I am puttering around. :)

  9. This made me smile. Thank you for sharing your story :)

  10. Isn't that amazing to have Bird stay around for so long! I know you've enjoyed seeing him grow and he likes living where it's safe and there's plenty to eat! I went out to the Farm again yesterday...getting a post ready for Thursday! Hugs!

  11. Lovely story and photographs you've shared.

    All the best Jan

  12. What a delightful post!

    Is Bird still around now...? July 1st?


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