My new bird friend

by Monise Ouellette April. 17, 2017 710 views

During a stroll in the woods behind my house, I saw this bird behind some twigs. At first, I was being extra quiet, moving extremely slowly so not to scare it away, and I tried to take some pictures of it through the twigs and branches, but none of the shots were any good. I approached it more and more, and, to my surprise, it stayed put. I even made a bit of noise when I accidentally stepped on some branches, and it didn't budge. As I was able to get closer and get better shots, I started talking to it, thanking it for letting me take pictures. As I was walking away, happy that I was able to get fairly close to it for pictures, it actually started following me down the trail. That's when I got these shots. It was about a foot from my foot for a while. As it was cooing at me, I sang back, and we went back and forth like that for a few minutes. By then, I was running late for Easter supper at my in-laws so I said good bye and started making my way back home, when it kept following me. I told it that it probably wouldn't like it at my house, what with the dog and everything. I actually felt bad for leaving it behind, but I'm sure it's forgotten me by now 😜

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Heike 3 years, 12 months ago

Lovely story and images. It's always a little wonder, when animals are so full of trust.

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Monise Ouellette Replied to Heike 3 years, 12 months ago

Thank you! It was definitely a sweet surprise ☺

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