The lonely, lonely bird

Into the wild

There are birds that are simply breathtaking. Birds that either with their color, their attitude or a particular behaviour develop certain charm that captivates us. The Townsend’s Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) is not one of them. This ordinary looking bird has no particular charm: not its call, nor its plumage. It is a plain-looking bird and most people would simply dismiss it and go look at leaves or clouds.

But something happened between me and that bird that binds us forever. Something far from extraordinary but that somehow sealed a deep bond. I felt his terrible loneliness. I sensed he was an outcast and  that made me care for him. I felt the need to defend him. I felt emotionally connected to him as I have never been to any bird at time.

As I was photographing an earful of Bohemian Waxwings in Yellowstone National Park, I noticed that a…

View original post 137 more words

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s