Dead bird........what kind? :(

catherinetFebruary 14, 2014

I looked out my back door and saw this poor dead bird off the deck, in the snow. It looked like maybe a cardinal. How did it die? .......hit a window? a predator? old age? I felt really bad. I went out to move it and the closer I got, I really couldn't figure out what kind of bird it was. I stood there for a minute, trying to think what bird could it be???
Then it hit me...........It was my well cover sticking out of the snow! Hahahahahaha I was so relieved! But I did feel a little silly!

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hostanista

Oh my God I felt bad reading the subject line but had to see --- at first thought I said to myself it looks like a duck, poor thing. I'm relieved and still giggling! It's odd what the brain sees when you have a preconceived idea about something, isn't it? I totally saw a bird head!!! That's so funny!!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 10:00AM
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catherinet

Haha Hostanista..........I didn't even look at it the way you did! I was seeing the head on the right, and the tail at the far left, with the body inbetween! Like it was laying face down. haha It does look like a duck's head! hahaha

    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 12:53PM
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calliope

I had to laugh as well. I've done the same thing. One day I went out to see what was going on with a large bird perched in a tree branch, but not taking wing for hours. It was a paulownia leaf, lodged in a crabapple tree and fluttering in the breeze. On another day, I went out to investigate what looked like a dove, standing in the shallow edge of our pond, not moving. It was a smooth rock what had fallen into the water.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 8:57AM
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surya55_gw

LOL- thx for the laughs- I am relieved! I too saw a "dead" cardinal:-)

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 6:06PM
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Konrad___far_north

That was a good one!!

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 6:49PM
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sparky_10

Silly me...I'm still trying to figure out how this is NOT a dead bird!

    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 10:49PM
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catherinet

LOL sparky! I decided to go take another pic of it, since some of the snow has finally melted. This might help.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 9:13AM
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hostanista

Still looks like a duck to me!! A fat little duckling (head on the left).

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 11:43AM
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catherinet

Yes.....I can see that too! haha

This morning while I was out in the chicken coop, I looked out the window and swore I was seeing a bobwhite, resting on the ground by the fence. It never moved. It ended up being leaves! haha I guess I'm not hard to fool!

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 12:03PM
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sparky_10

Okay, okay...I see it now! :D

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 9:23AM
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bakin4bassets

Ha! I thought it was a cardinal too! There was a dead snag in a tree top on my regular walk & I have thought it was an owl many times. I mean I know that it's there but I still check. Finally the snag blew down & it no longer looks like an owl. I kinda miss it!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 7:23PM
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catherinet

I don't know if it's just me or my brain or what.....but I've been seeing lots of things this winter that aren't what I thought they were! haha

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 8:36PM
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lisa11310

Hahahahahahahaahaah

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 6:52PM
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