Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Your Bird


Just as all Eastern Bluebirds will always belong to my dad, the Tufted Titmouse is your bird. Ever since that day when we stood in the driveway listening to a whistle off in the horse pasture and debating, Northern Cardinal or Tufted Titmouse, it has been your bird.

We had a fine time talking and waiting and wishing it would show itself. I would know today which bird it was. Practice, practice, practice. However, that day neither of us was sure until the little grey ghost came out of hiding and sang right at us. Titmouse, sure as sunrise.

I have always since then associated the bird with our friendship. Spring is hard upon us now with all the little birds thinking about matching up and making more little birds. I hear titmice all day long. At least a half a dozen of them are hanging around the house and more up in the fields.

Thus there are many reminders every day and I shall treasure all of them. I will think of you whenever I hear your bird.

6 comments:

Terry and Linda said...

How pointant and a beautiful.

threecollie said...

Thanks, LInda

Jonna said...

It's a close race between the titmouse and the chickadee for my favorite bird. The titmouse still fools me with his calls, even after all these years.

threecollie said...

Jonna, mine are Black-capped Chickadee and Carolina Wren. Titmice are sure something with all those whistles and raspy wren notes. I tracked one down the other day making an odd call that was almost but not quite familiar. I was pretty sure...but not positive until I actually saw it. lol

Cathy said...

Dittto Jonna. The titmouse. That little rascal is always confusing me.

And ditto Marianne. I love the Carolina Wren. I suppose I already posted this little fellow I recorded way back when:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw8EDQkL-Hc

threecollie said...

Cathy, so glad you shared that. I subscribe to your channel but I don't think I had seen it. Excellent quality. I am so hoping that ours make it through tonight. It is supposed to hit near zero and the wind is horrible. We lost them in 2015 and it took a long time for new ones to show. They are singing every day now and in fact one woke me up this morning. I so enjoy them!