Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bird Bed and Breakfast...

We have a nice front porch that gets morning sun. JP and I really enjoy the evenings there because it's usually cool and our view is wonderful with the hills across the road. The birds love it in the morning, they will come just to sit there and soak up the sun. This blue bird just decided to lay down on it's side and take a nap. This is not a sick bird, I saw it fly away to the nesting box seconds after this photo was taken. Maybe it's the mom and this is her little get away from the kids.

That picture was taken in 2008. This morning, after JP went to work, as I walked in the den I saw it again!! I didn't get another picture because I wanted to see if it was ill or just resting. What is the deal? Have you ever seen a bird lay down on it's back or side like that? Should I make some tiny pillows and Velcro them to the porch in intervals so everyone is comfortable? My word, I don't want to be a bad hostess!!

4 comments:

Lena said...

That is too funny! I've never seen a bird do that! I definitely think some pillows are in order. Quilted. In different colors so that they have variety. :-) And then you can put some bird seeds on their pillow in the evenings.....lol.

Cindy said...

I've never seen that before! Really neat picture. Yes, it's great to have a porch that does not get the hot afternoon sun. What a view!

MAXMOM said...

Hey there Mrs JP...
I don't know about your particular little birdie, but here the birds love taking sand baths and then also lie on their side to soak up the warmth of the sun. Perhaps that is what it is doing. Who knows!?! I love watching birds too...they tell us so much merely by their behaviour.
Sending lotsaluv to you and JP...enjoy your cool evenings and sunny mornings...as well as the harvest :-)
MAXMOM IN SA

Scout and Freyja and their momma said...

We just bet that the little birdie is trying to tan its belly - yesh, that is what it is doing - getting a tan☺