April 30, 2017

"It's gonna get windy. You hang on..."

28 comments:

Rene' Saunce said...

Poor thing is probably injured.

mockturtle said...

How sweet! It's amazing how aerodynamic birds are considering their ultralight structures. They can hang onto a branch in the fiercest of winds.

Meade said...

Red-naped sapsucker.

rhhardin said...

Probably raised by somebody and is tame.

Looking for a handout.

rhhardin said...

I raised a baby robin from eyes-closed, and he hung around for a couple months asking for blueberries.

David Baker said...

The little guy was looking for a doctor.

rhhardin said...

I'd guess downy or hairy woodpecker, whichever is the smaller, those being very common.

Meade said...

Or else a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

Paco Wové said...

Female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, I think.

tim in vermont said...

Based on location, female yellow bellied sapsucker

Yellow bellied sapsucker

tim in vermont said...

Scroll down for image of female.

David Baker said...

The little gal was looking for a doctor.

MaxedOutMama said...

Stunned bird. Needs help.

tim in vermont said...

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mockturtle said...

Yellow-bellied sapsucker. No red nape.

MathMom said...

The bird thought this guy was his Uber driver.

Michael K said...

We used to get birds on the sailboat all the time. Some were out as far as 20 miles and had probably gotten tired.

Then, we would get flying fish at night all the time when we were sailing in Mexico. Plus little squid. We would get so many in the job that we started calling it the "Squids'l."

Bob Ellison said...

Malconfigured Interrupter. The vocalizations give it away. Or it could be a Plum-bellied Pastafarian.

Earnest Prole said...

I can't tell you how many times I've been awakened way too early by those little fuckers.

exiledonmainstreet said...

"And yet, she persisted."

mockturtle said...

"And yet, she persisted."

:-)

Chuck said...

There is a regular, ongoing slaughter of migratory birds and especially songbirds in Chicago. It's close to/part of the Great Lakes Flyway, and the tall, glassy buildings can be invisible to them at night. Even worse, with interior lights on at dawn and dusk, an attraction. There are maintenance people who will know places at the base of certain big buildings where there is a daily collection of dead birds.

http://www.terrain.org/articles/15/kousky.htm

mockturtle said...

Big windows are always a problem to birds, Chuck. We used to lose a few hummingbirds every year and several of other species,as well. Surprisingly, their little beaks never broke, just their necks. :-(

JOB said...

Great stuff - and immediately I thought of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dFGrjMLVSI

Great movie.

JOB

pacwest said...

Ann,
Not sure if you changed out the embed on the post or its just one of those Internet things, but if it was you-brilliant!

Rick Turley said...

Blogger Paco Wové said...

"Female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, I think."

Winner! Winner! Ummmm....never mind.

Saint Croix said...

this tree is so fucked up

angelcatsable said...

what's a little wind when you've got love like the love in that little birds heart!