Today's date: October 30, 2014



News
Top Stories
Sports
Community News
Police/Courts
Editorial
Obituaries
Business
Announcements
Columnists
Ag Issues
Classroom
Legals
Racing
Weather
Search
Advertising
Classifieds
Columnists
Slices of Life By Jill Pertler

July 3, 2013

Life and death in the backyard
The sky may not be falling, but in my backyard, baby birds sure are. They are tumbling from their nests like a hot pair of dice during and even hotter game of craps.

My son found the first fatality in the grass near the trunk of a spruce tree, where robins inhabit a nest above. Baby bird lay orange belly up dead on impact. We buried him in the garden so he can fertilize the soil. Rest in peace baby bird.

We found bird number two in a similar fashion: lying on his back at the base of a tree. This bird was a starling with feathers not yet formed. He, too, is resting in peace in the garden.

To read the rest of this article - pick up a copy of the Murray County News or you can read it on line - subscriptions to The Murray County News are available online. Click on the free demo and it will give you instructions on how to subscribe for the online edition.


Click Here to Contact Us
©Murray County News 2014