Tuesday, October 6, 2015

california towhee

while i was mucking out the duck run and hauling the spent straw to the compost area near the chicken run this morning i heard a distressed wild bird calling frantically.  zane had spooked a california towhee and in its panic to escape him it flew into a roll of chicken wire and got itself stuck in two layers of wire.  i cut the wire away and carefully worked it free.  apart from being terrified it was fine and flew away when i took it over to some brush and released it.