Monday, April 24, 2006

Not Bird Suicide

I forgot to update this earlier, but after some people reminded me, I thought I would share what really happened with our bird suicide.  It turns out that after I got him down out of the tree, he had a very thin nylon net wrapped around his neck that had caught and securely hooked him to the small branch.  It was the type of netting you see surrounding gardens to keep out pests.  From the vantage point of the ground and window where the picture was taken, you could not see it – which led to the distinct impression that the bird had hung himself.  I am not sure if he flew into the tree and got caught by the net, or was already about to expire and got caught when he fell.  I would suspect the latter, but who knows.  Poor birdie…