Im a (not so) “common yellowthroat!”
I don’t pretend to be a naturalist. I’m certainly an environmentalist, but I could only identify about ten or fifteen birds by sight correctly.
So it was with great surprise that I saw this never before seen by me bird banging against the glass inside the nursery store window this am. I took a few pictures then was surprisingly able to catch him/her and let him/her free outside the confines of our building.
Not before I took that picture though. I’ve never seen this bird before. Never even heard of it. I held it really carefully so he didn’t wriggle free too fast. It’s heart was pounding out of its chest, and it’s teentsy body generated a great deal of heat in my hand either from its efforts or from extremely efficient feathers. I’ll never know.
My little bird experience comes on the heels of the UN report stating that humans are responsible for the eradication of most other life forms. This was on my mind as I carefully cradled this bird, admired its beauty, then slowly let it go knowing I would never see one again.
Bye little bird, hope you have a good life!
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