Friday, June 11, 2010

Nature's struggles, Part 1

This spring I've observed some of the difficulties of birds and animals in the wild. Take this female baltimore oriole, for instance. She has an injured wing. I've seen her many times at the feeder, and she always holds that one wing out strangely.

She still manages to get to the feeder, even if it requires some acrobatics.

I wonder how it happened.

There was also the pretty robin's nest that something got into and broke one of the eggs, causing the nest to be abandoned. No babies for that pair of robins. I wonder if they were sad, or just went about starting over right away.

More observations to come.........


JHRME said...

Huh. Funny how life forces us to do tings a little different. I like that bird. She seems strong willed.

Grandma G said...

Boy, ain't that the truth! If we go with it, it makes us stronger for it, though.