Saturday, January 11, 2014
What's With The Birds?
I found two dead birds today. One at home and one at the ranch. I'm curious what killed them as whatever it was didn't eat them. As we were driving over the tank dam I could see something that looked strange at the pipe where the water comes out when John adds water to the stock tank. John said oh it's probably just a plastic bag. No it looks odd let me get out and walk over there. I couldn't make it out until I got all the way to the pipe. Oh how sad it was the Blue Egret that is always on the other side and never few away when we drove on the tank dam. A pretty tall bird. It was prone on the ground with it's head right up under the water pipe which doesn't have any water coming out right now. As I was going to put the rabbit pellets out a young fox or coyote ran from in back of one of the old buildings. I think it was a fox and I'm wondering if it is eating the rabbit pellets instead of a rabbit. I did see the rabbit again one day this week. The other dead bird was a dove on my front porch. It also was prone with its head as far as it could get behind a pot plant in the corner. Do birds get too cold and die?