Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bird Nest Heart

I watched from outside the abandoned building as the barn owl dive-bombed the small bird. Even though I know it is the circle of life, and the owl, with it's 2 babies, had to eat ... I still felt myself rooting for the bird trying desperately to escape.

The owl's wing hit a piece of hanging wire, and she missed her prey - which promptly flew out a broken window, and the owl swooped away to find her dinner elsewhere.

I let out the breath I had been holding, and watched as bits of grass drifted down from the beams far overhead - the bird had been interrupted while making a nest.

She survived the day, but her nest did not.

Instead, it was left on a pile of debris ... a heart with a story I would never have known had I not been there.


Debbie said...

birds and hearts two of my very most favorite things!!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I love the fact that you find so many hearts.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful again.

Sandra said...

this is a happy/sad heart story and touched my heart