Yesterday was a day for the birds! I enjoy it when our birds are loose and take flight. They fly around then head back home.Every once in a while they fly off into the other rooms and land somewhere else. They seem to enjoy themselves so much. Some people tell me that I need to clip their wings so they do not accidently fly out the door if someone comes in. I have thought about that..... but then I watch them fly again. Chip has always been able to fly. When we got him he had no tail feathers so he was real bad with his guidance system. He could not control where he went. Peaches had her wings clipped. It took a while for her feathers to grow in. She would try to fly and drop like a rock! Finally feathers started growing in and she slowly learned flight. It was like watching a baby take their first steps. Her flights keep getting longer and more controled. She started landing where she wanted instead of where her wings gave out or after she hit the wall. Many a day I will feel the brush of a wing tip on my cheek as they fly by me. I have felt the wind they create with their wings as they fly hard to keep altitude. Then the landing. First one back always starts calling out, LOUD! It is almost like they are saying "I WON!" LOL
Yesterday Pat watched another flight. A small hawk had swooped down in the yard and caught a rabbit. Poor hing had bad hudgement..... the rabbit was too much for him and he was unable to lift it off the ground. Sorry to say the rabbit did not survive the ordeal. It became a meal for other creatures instead of being the hawk's meal.