Unexpected visitor in the studio

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Blog entry by EPJartisan posted 11-03-2011 10:18 PM 5657 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came in today to find my lease mate had left one of the windows open and the screen up. SO I went to close it and a was almost knocked over by a bird that was hiding in one of the plants near the window. So I opened all the windows, but our place is huge, so the bird seemed to have just disappeared. A few hours later I saw Debri.. our shop cat crying that funny hunting sound and running around in the wood stacks. She had found the bird.. a tiny little finch. The bird flew around the studio for a while, she chased it and chased it. I have branches hanging from the ceiling so there was plenty of places the poor thing could rest from the cat. So I broke out the camera and got a few pics before the finch found one of the windows and flew away. I feel like it was good luck and a bright moment on a dreary day.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#1 posted 11-03-2011 10:40 PM

Picture No. 4 is quite cool and might make a nice print to remind you of the moment

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#2 posted 11-03-2011 11:12 PM

They are all terrific ! All I ever get inside the shop are lizards and an occasional corn snake. Now outside the shop in our back yard area is a different matter ! I enjoy every visitor. My wife thinks I’m nuts when I warn the lizards that I am turning on the saw or dust collector ! (she’s probably right)

don s.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#3 posted 11-03-2011 11:51 PM

About a month ago we had the back door open to let fresh air in. The screen was also open. About 10 PM a small bird flew into the house. I managed to get it out after a few minutes. It came back into the house about 15 minutes later and ended up spending the night. The next morning I was able to grab it and let it go outside.
It flew to the top of a tree and sat there and stared at me for a couple of minutes and then flew off.

I did not get a chance to get any photos. You were lucky to get the photos. I also think #4 is great.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#4 posted 11-03-2011 11:55 PM

very kool pics. I vote fer no.4 also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 11-03-2011 11:56 PM

Porchfish is correct… they are all great. Especially the one of the explosion into flight…. excellent.
I was always told that a bird in the house was a messenger of good fortune.
And, in response to Narianna’s comment…
Where will we find timber when all the forests are gone?

Thanks, guys.
Peace and blessed be

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#6 posted 11-04-2011 03:33 AM

I had a very similar guest – also in October. I wonder if it’s a migratory thing?

I was able to positively identify the species – although that was a year ago and I’ve forgotten what it was.

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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#7 posted 11-04-2011 03:21 PM

Yeah.. the 4th picture really surprised me. I am going to print it out, it is a beautiful memory. Being in the city (but really being a nature guy) I am really fond of the times animals are around to visit. Reminds me that I am part of a greater and beautiful world. Thanks for sharing the pic Moshup, I hope your bird brought you, as well as you John, some luck. Thanks for reading. :)

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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