This morning around 7 a.m. I opened the French doors to let Charlie outside and a bird seemingly just fell out of the sky.
I had just opened the French doors maybe 10 inches when a little bird fell into my dining room. It looked like some variety of a sparrow. It wasn’t a baby. Just a small live bird.
Shocked Into Action:
I was of course shocked, but Ivy acted quickly. She sits at the top of her cat tower and watches birds all day when she isn’t in the living room watching from her perch there.
Ivy jumped down and went for the bird so quickly I didn’t even see her jump down.
Charlie was shocked and went to sniff at the bird at the same time.
I yelled for Ivy to get back.
Ever tried to get a cat away from a bird?
Ivy wasn’t going anywhere. Her chance had finally come to get to a bird that was not outside the glass door. She’s never been outside so this was quite exciting for her I imagine.
Acting On Sheer Instinct:
Acting instinctively, I reached down with my hands still in the arthritis gloves I wear at night and scooped the little bird up. It took a few tries because I was fighting a dog and a cat intent on getting to the bird.
But I got it scooped up in my right hand and tossed it over my next-door neighbor’s fence about 12 inches away. If I’d had time, I would have done something else. But I only had a second to think, if that.
The bird didn’t appear to be harmed in any way. Maybe just shocked that it ended up falling out of the sky straight into my dining room.
Hopefully It Fell Into The Dirt:
I hope it wasn’t hurt when I tossed it over the fence. But I know that there are about two feet just beyond the fence that is dirt. Hopefully, it landed on the dirt.
So then Charlie was afraid to go out. But I scooped him up as well and put him on the patio to go out as he’d first wanted to.
Ivy had missed her chance and wasn’t too happy about it. So now she’s laying in front of the French doors, like she’s on bird watch.
Surely what happened can’t happen twice. Can it?
How Does A Bird Just Fall Out Of The Sky:
I mean, how often does a bird just fall out of the sky at the exact moment you open the door? It was a bizarre confluence of events. And it sure woke me up from my drowsy state into immediate wakefulness.
I don’t know how a bird suddenly just drops into my home. And especially in the second or so when I open the door just a bit. But as with all odd happenings, it did and there’s no accounting for why.
Ever had something like this happen?
Just for fun, I looked up bird superstitions from the Audubon Society website.
“The bird who dares to fall is the bird who learns to fly.”