A Sentiment

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

I Have No Proof

I have no proof...No one was there except the bird and me. I have something on my bucket list that most people wouldn't even care about. I would like to have a hummingbird come and not be frightened by me....dip down and eat out of my hand. I've seen pictures of people doing this and thought...what a thrill that would be. To have a tiny bird trust you so much that he would risk his life by doing this. Well, it happened yesterday. Remember that it is fall and birds are starting their migration. There aren't as many flowers to keep these tiny birds fed...so they come to our feeders constantly during the day. This time of the year is a good time to try to get them to feed from your hand. I was out filling the feeders for the day and a tiny jewel of a bird kept bobbing in and out toward me and then up and down and all around. It was a male and he showed little fear. He kept dashing in and out toward my body. Before I knew it he was sitting on the heel of my hand dipping into the bottom plastic cover of the feeder. I had been ready to dump the old fluid and refill. He was light as a feather :) He rose up again and came in for another sip. I was like a balloon full of air....hadn't taken a breath in so long, it seemed. I decided to run and get Joe and  my camera to take a picture, if he could. Of course, it took so much time that the little bird had gone and I was left there standing and looking around for him. I saw him in the Ash tree, but he was not going to chance it with two of us on the deck. What a thrill for me. I got to thinking afterward....I really didn't take the time to really enjoy what was happening. I was so wanting a picture for proof...that I almost missed the moment. Has this ever happened to you....missing the moment by running to get the camera?
It will probably never happen again. If it ever does, I hope that I take the time to really enjoy what is happening. I don't have a picture to show this morning, but the picture is in my heart and will be with me as long as I am here.
Balisha 

10 comments:

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

How thrilling! You know and that's all that matters.

Pat said...

How amazing...that will be something you will remember forever.

Barbee' said...

What a blessing! You couldn't help it; you were so excited, I think.

Anikó said...

That experience must have been very special! Don't think too much about what you would have done differently if you got a new chance - I think it's enough to learn from small or big mistakes...
I'm sounding so wise and lofty, I don't mean to but something happened to me a few days ago too - it was me and a bird and then regret.
I found a little green goldcrest bird on the pavement on the way to my language course. It was the first cold morning that came suddenly, and it must have affected this little bird. I picked it up and tried to warm it in my hand. It settled and hugged down in my palm, it was so sweet. I didn't know what I should do with it as I had to go to class! So I went to the park and put it in the sun at the base of a tree under a leafy plant, so it might be as warm as possible. It really clung to the creases of my cupped palm with its little feet, my heart was breaking to leave it there but i did, thinking about being late...

In the coffee brake I went and looked; it was still there - but I must have startled it, because it flew up and sat in the tree. I felt happy because I thought: then it must be okay.

Later on I was walking home, and unfortunately I saw this very same bird dead on the sidewalk. Ever since then I keep thinking maybe I should have skipped class and brought it home to feed it and warm it and look after it until it got strong again, or even keep it in a cage until winter passes. But then maybe it was its fate, maybe it was already dying from the cold chill when i picked it up and it was just an interim experience for both of us to have a little special moment together.

But next time, if I have such a special or urgent thing and I have a choice, I will try not to make the wrong decision and compromise the dearer, more special thing.

Sorry about such a long comment, but I thought I tell you about my bird experience and my regret.

Aniko :)

Balisha said...

Hi Gardener on Sherlock...sorry I don't know your name...

Thinking about it a bit more...I guess that I really don't need a picture for me to remember the thrill. The year is coming to a close and 2012 will be remembered for that happening.
Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Pat...I will remember it everytime I fill the feeders.
Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Barbee...I was excited and you know me...I'm such a birdy person :)
Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Aniko,
Thanks for the sweet story...You have such a kind soul...I can tell from your writing. Welcome and come again.
Balisha

loveithandmade said...

How fun for you!
You don't need proof, you know it happened!

debra said...

That was truly a blessing and I had something similar happen years and years ago. There was a big snow and ice storm. The children were off school for at least a week. At the time I lived in a house with a big apple tree right outside the kitchen window and feeders and suet etc were there. Ice covered everything and the birds were at the feeders all day. I got a little chickadee to come eat some suet out of my hand one day and I 'll never forget that magical moment