Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Little Birdie Told Me...

Look at what visited us for lunch the other day. We were sitting there at the table with the sliding glass door open and out of the corner of my eye I see something fly in.

It looks like this little guy must be out for his first fly. He was terrified, but wasn't moving anywhere. I think this is a baby robin? Please correct me if I'm wrong. I would love to know.

(UPDATE!!: Sandy and Leigh both said this was a baby sparrow. I confirmed it on google. Thanks ladies! I will show my son the page I found about baby sparrows after dinner tonight.)

I went over to grab him from the top of the picture and he flew off into the kitchen above the sink.

I was able to sneak up on him and grab him from behind. Boy did he read me the riot act! If I could've understood what he was saying I'm sure he would be calling me every name in the book.

We let him go off our deck and he flew into the maples that border our back lawn.

My son Rowan was talking about it all afternoon.


  1. well it actually looks like a sparrow of some sort, can't identify it without knowing where you live and getting out my guide to study juv sparrows. It's clearly quite young, it's still got a yellow gape.

  2. I agree. That is a baby sparrow.

  3. Birds fly into our screened in porch several times a year when we leave the sliding door open. We have to go show them how to get back out before Mr. Bandit (our cat) sees them! lol

  4. At first glance that little bird looked like a partridge in a pear tree. lol

  5. Last Spring I had a very noisy family of Carolina Wrens set up their home in my hanging fuschia plant in my little front porch. Once I opened my front door on a snowy day and there was a tiny frozen cardinal with its feet in the snow. It didn't even blink or move one bit. It was frozen. Or so I thought. I brought it inside in a box and as soon as I opened the box to show my husband, it had apparently warmed up enough to fly around the house. It was like watching cartoons here. The cats were chasing the bird, the Corgis were chasing the cats...mayhem I tell you! Have a happy weekend. Warmly, Cathy in NY ^..^

  6. I rescued a baby wagtail last spring...but he was so ready to curl up under my chin that I couldn't get him to fly the end I had to take him to the local vets.

    The whole story is here

  7. Awe...poor little guy! I'm glad you were able to rescue him and get him back outdoors!

  8. glad you were able to catch and release the little thing.

  9. Feedsack FantasyMay 30, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    What fun! The ones that get in our house create havoc & always leave their calling cards, unfortunately. Love watching them ... your son will enjoy the info.
    TTFN ~ Marydon
    PS Pop over for a visit

  10. you haven't posted in awhile. Sure hope everything is alright. Maybe you are just knee deep in quilting.


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