(CORRECTION AND APOLOGY: This post was prepared on the Friday prompt of Smitten rather than the Weekly Photo one of Treasure. Well, after all that effort it is blanketty-blank-well going to be squeezed into the Treasure category whether it flippin’ likes it or not!)
Reflection shows that Lovers’ Lane
Bird nearly off has written:
Attracted by a window pane,
Got well and truly smitten!
Mayhap a hen he took it for,
And thus sought to engage her,
But this Bar-bet was not to score –
Nor even a Pub-wager!
This silly twit of a Barbet arrived against our front windows with a large bang today, after which he lay on his back and twitched.
I googled and learnt that after a non-fatal window collision one should keep them cool (I put up shade), protected from predators (I covered with a vegetable tray) and not disturb (I left him to it). Other advice was to place in a perforated box, but I thought that would be going against the previous one.
Thirty minutes later he was on his feet, looking groggy.
After another thirty minutes he wanted out with a passion.
I tried to get a pre-departure picture, but this post-departure picture will have to do. That is the certified space where he had been half a second before!
Happy Valentine to all!
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