Blogger Patricia Youngquist is an author and a photographer. Her recent e-book, BIRD TALES, is interactive and includes the Blue jay featured above. Prior works include versions of WORDS IN OUR BEAK, where the stories are narrated by Cam, a female cardinal. Additionally, some of her photographs have been licensed by Fine Art America to reproduce as wall art and on to an array of surfaces for various products! Do view both side-bars for specific details on all of this.
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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Thursday's Testimony: There are times when care taking is for the birds.
It's no secret that there is a lot (understatement) of negative content both on Twitter as well as Facebook.
Moreover, there is a lot of negative content about pigeons. But every now and then (if not more than now and then) a heart-warming "story" is shared.
Here is one of them:
As you can see from the image directly above an eldery man is in a hospital laying on his side in a bed and a pigeon is sitting on his blanket. Supposedly “the nurse who took this photo said the following: ‘This elderly patient was admitted to the hospital three days ago and during those three days no family members came to visit or take care of him. The nurse who took this photo said that a pigeon came two days ago and stayed in his bed for a long time ..’. Later it was learned that he always fed the pigeon when he was sitting on the bench in the park near the hospital …”
Not sure if any of this story is true, but I do know from my experience in assiting with rescuing a pigeon in my rooftop garden, as well as with my observing other pigeons who visit my place, they are very smart.