A long time friend came for a visit today. We shared a simple lunch of lentil soup and crusty buns, topped off with a tray of fresh fruit dipped in warm chocolate fudge sauce. That was yum!
Later, we stepped out into the garden for a little tour. Alas, we found a little bird caught with his head inside one of the feeders. I wondered why he didn't move when we came past, and then realized that, with all the rain we've had over the past few days, the bird seed had clumped together. So, when the little feathered fellow reached in for a seed, somehow the hardened clump lodged down and his head got caught between.
We took great joy in watching watch him whisk off when he was freed. I wonder if he'll ever come back here. So glad we saw him in time - 'specially after watching his little eyes blink helplessly (A lesson learned... keep an eye on the feeders after it rains.)
'Twas a happy ending... and a lovely day all 'round.