Little Robin Redbreast
Little Robin Redbreast stood in the street, Car came racing, Robin's wings did beat, Dipping down she glided, teasing as she flied nearer, Up a puff of feathers went, in the rearview mirror. ~ Ailyn Zel 4-4-2006
As I was driving to work this morning, a little robin stood in the street. As I approached it saw me and began to fly away. First it flew up and briefly to the left. Then it flew down and to the right in a beautiful arc as most birds do. I am always amazed at their speed, how they can zoom so close to a car and get away. It's almost like they are playing "chicken" and running across a train track as a train comes barreling down. Well... this time it didn't work. I heard a small thud and looked out the rearview mirror. What did I see but a little red bird, rolling in the street and a puff of feathers exploding in the air.
Yes I was sad, not intending to kill the bird... but I must admit I chuckled seeing the puff of feathers. I thought that only happened in movies?