Thursday, 29 March 2007

2 days ago

2 evenings ago, my daughters fella, Gareth, came in and asked if I had seen a strange bird on the front street. Looking from a window I saw what looked to be a small white bird, I said it wasnt a native british bird, but went out to have a closer look at it. It was up on a drain pipe and was a canary, tweeting away cheerily. By then others had come outside to have a look at it. A lady called Emma said it was hers that had escaped, so Marie got a bird cage to try to entice it to come down with some bird seed, but no chance. Eventually Emma brought the birds mate and put it in the cage. After much ado the little canary flew down to look at her hubby, Marie put a blanket over her and got her into the cage. I was so relieved as last year my white cat Spot caught and ate someones put budgie. Thankfully I never found out who it belonged to. My starlings who nest every year had also come out to have a gander at what was going on. Dont know if they kill canaries but this time they missed out. Finches are beautiful little birds but I am not sure if I approve of them being captive, to me they should be free to fly as they please.

5 comments:

kirkbyj05 said...

All's well that ends well Cathy.  Sighs of relief all around on your street I bet.  I never could understand why people want to keep birds caged up as pets. I am looking out the window now and I'm dizzy watching the wild birds to'ing and fro'ing as they collect food from all over the garden and woodland for their young.  Now that's natural.
I enjoyed this little sojourn with you....more please!   Jeanie

jaymact1 said...

Glad you got such a happy ending to you adventures. Love Joan.

sylviam4000 said...

All wild creatures should be free; but in the case of the canary, it wouldn't have lasted long living wild in this country. Glad to know it's tucked up in the warm again.
Sylvia

kmpeart400 said...

Me again-
I thought of you today - Thinking she will be off again! ( walking i mean) Lol!
Our  first Spring walk, to the Tempest and back, we were very good as we only had one drink. The  bank of wild primroses was a sight to behold and we were lucky to see two hare,s in the distance Take care Kate

irisclyde said...

Hello, I've made it to your journal at last and I would say that I might learn a thing or two. When I've been on my walks, there has usually been someone who likes to point out birds or plants, but I can't always remember their names.....
http://journals.aol.co.uk/irisclyde/LaDolceVita