Nancy A. Gerard

writes from Calhoun, Georgia

​Lessons From an Angry Bird

W  hack! I winced as I watched the bird slam into the glass.

Why was this stunning male cardinal attacking our patio doors? Although I was curious, neither his motive nor his emotional health was my main concern. Most of all, I wanted to keep the bird from killing himself and to protect the glass on our patio doors. Pulling beach towels from the closet, I hung them over the doors to minimize the mirror effect of the glass. This worked temporarily, until the bird discovered the lower portion of the door where the towels did not reach. I considered other solutions to halt the bird from his crazed rampage, but nothing practical …

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