A few days ago, I sat down to watch "Katie." I was in our four season room, which has windows on three sides. I glanced to the left where our bird feeders are located, suddenly all the birds took off. We've had this before and usually the culprit is a hawk, threatening to have one of those little birds for lunch!!
A few moments later, something caught my eye on the right.
I'm sure the hawk surprised him, and in his hurry to get away; he hit one of our windows!! It broke the first pane of a thermo pane window.
Needless to say, the poor bird didn't make it!!
This is the second grouse that has hit our house in a week's time. We must be in their flight pattern. I jokingly said, 'we get more grouse without using a gun, than some hunters do who actively hunt them.' We gave the bird away to a hunter who loves wild game.
I did get a close up of its beautiful back feathers........
The Mister cleaned up all the broken glass, and called the window company.
Yesterday, a representative from the window company came out, and measured everything. He told us it will be after 'deer hunting' before the replacement will be ready. You see, in Northern Wisconsin, when its deer hunting everything else stops. The mechanics are gone, the builders are gone, no services in the northwoods until the Sunday after Thanksgiving.... Something to be thankful for.
On a post note: I graduated from my Physical Therapy, my knee has healed nicely. I am walking well, although stairs are still a little challenging. I only limp at the end of the day when I've been on my feet a lot.
And that's the way it is............