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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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I would have felt just aweful!

I was mowing lawn tonight, and with the dandilion forest out there, the grass was quite tall. I had been watching momma and papa bluebird while mowing the back part of the lawn first. They'd fly away as soon as I got to close, and then right back they came to the box.

I moved to another section of lawn closer to the driveway, and came back towards where I had just cut. I was making the first pass on the outside, and thought it was kind of funny that papa blue was staying so close to the box while I was coming closer with the mower. Luckily I looked down at just the right time! There was two tiny eyes looking back at me from my left side of the mower. I was only inches away from the fledgling bluebird with the front left tire, and surely would have run it over with the mower deck had I not seen it! Thank God! I would have felt aweful!

There was 4 babies. I stopped mowing in the front, and gave them some time to get where they needed to be........in the woods. They all made it, cause when I went back, they were no where to be found, but I could hear them and momma/papa in the woods scolding me. I didn't think we'd have fledglings yet, and it never even dawned on me till I saw the wee one!





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Good thing you were paying attention.

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Thank goodness you saw the little one.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 09:03 AM
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Whew! Oh, I'd have felt awful, too. Glad you noticed the odd parent-bird behavior and looked...though the pics of that fledgling make him look mad, not grateful, at all!



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Whew! Oh, I'd have felt awful, too. Glad you noticed the odd parent-bird behavior and looked...though the pics of that fledgling make him look mad, not grateful, at all!
LOL ..........I'd have been mad too if I had to stare up at me staring at them!!!
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Woah. Close call.
Good job on spotting them.

Don't think we get bluebirds in the UK, they look very colourful.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 05:42 PM
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Good one for noticing something awry, Geri. My dad just told me that he accidentally ran over a baby bunny this past weekend. Must have strayed from the litter (or whatever bunny families are called).
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