Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mowing Birds


This is one happy man! He Who mows has a new mower. It has all the stuff that matters to men. He enchanted me with a litany of all the bells and whistles. I confess that all I heard was that this mower will zip along at 10.5 mph. Clearly exceeding my speed limit. Oh, and it has a special spot for the ever-present bubba mug.

 
 After the viewing of his new toy, I slipped onto the porch to check on the Martin babies. There are four of them and their little heads are furry.


From the porch, I went to the peach tree. A Finch nest here. I crept up quietly, didn't want to scare Mama Finch.


Instead I startled baby Finch and he tried to fly. Martha, the boy cat hangs out in this side yard. Run, Tweety, run. Sylvester is hungry!


I caught the little bird. He is not much bigger than my thumb, a mere appetizer for Martha, the boy cat. I tried to put him back in his nest, but he half-flew to the ground again. I hope Martha ate a good amount of cat food before he went out tonight.

Besides that, the new mower has headlamps .......
now I am really worried about the fate of Tweety.

8 comments:

mama .bonnie said...

New toy for hubby=him mowing all the time because it's a new toy. We'll say a little prayer for the birdies ;o)

Mike said...

He who mows looks very happy! A new mower will bring tears to a man's eyes!

Linda O'Connell said...

Oh, you know every guy gets that same look when he gets a new man toy. Poor birdy, no really, the bird.

Brian Miller said...

oh i like the new toy...
i want a turn to ride it...smiles.

Rae said...

Funny how men can be so happy getting a new mower. Mine is like that too.

SkippyMom said...

Maybe, perhaps, your kittie is as clueless as my Spot? And may miss the lil' guy? [Spot so would!]

No, wait. He's a cat. Well, I will think good thoughts and hope the kittie's tummy is full, as you hope too.

Nice mower. And Mike is right. A new mower [or grill for that matter] will bring a tear to a man's eye. hee

Take care my friend. I hope all is well in campground land. Pooldad asked about you the other day and asked that I say HEY! So HEY! Hugs!

Val said...

Whew! For a minute, I thought you said that mower goes 105 mph!

ellen abbott said...

it's a dangerous world for baby birds. when I know babies have fledged, out cat gets housebound for 3 or 4 days giving them the chance to get big enough to fly into trees or shrubbery. the days on the ground are harsh for baby birds.