Monday, April 8, 2013

Watch Your Shoulder!


It's that time of year again. Cardinals are nesting in the backyard, and all day long, a boy cardinal sees himself in the window.

His reflection makes him think another male cardinal is trying to stake out his territory. A fight ensues over and over again. The bird is relentless in his attack.

I want to warn him. I know what it feels like to hit a window. He's going to snap his beak, get a concussion, or worse, tear his rotator cuff.

Then he will need surgery and have to go through months of physical therapy. By the time he is all better, mating season will be over, and that will make him very sad.

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