Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Jay that Saved My Day

One whole week I was sick. I can’t bird because I was too weak.
My wife says I have the whine flu, because whine, whine, whine
Is all I do.

“One week and not bird is quite absurd” nothing else she said she heard
from me. Until exasperated she said, “Look out the window..and see
what birds will show.”

Outside, plants abound, surely there are birds around. I opened the window
And there came a sound. A rustle, a flash of blue as something flew
And then I knew..

It was a Jay, a Scrub Jay that saved my day. Hip, hip hooray!
Taking a drink then staring at me without a blink, the Jay,
Simply made my day.

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Felicia said...

At least you weren't too sick to get a good shot! Jays are fun to watch.

Hope you feel better soon!

mick said...

Nice bird and very good description of your physical state :-)

Rambling Woods said...

I'm sorry you weren't feeling well, but I can see how the bird made your day. From our couch I can see some of the bird feeders so if I am down and out, I can watch the birds. I am adding your suggested caption to my blue jays and peanut photos... Feel better.... Michelle

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a jay to lift your spirits and cure your ills, eh?

Larry Jordan said...

I hope you get to feeling better Bob. I'm feeling kinda bad for Cynthia, having to listen to all that whining ;-)

Nice captures of the Western Scrub-Jay. Watching corvids can lift you up, that's for sure.

Dawn Fine said...

Hope u feel better soon!

Nice shots of the Jay.
In Nov..the 21 Larry Jordon and I will be getting a group of birders together in Sacramento if you or those that u know may be interested.
Birders who Blog Tweet and Chirp ...will post info on my blog as time get closer..
let me know if u would be interested in attending..