I spotted this rare solitary avian a few days ago in the wilds of my neighborhood pharmacy’s parking lot.
Migratory birds are part of the surroundings where I live, especially for geese transiting the Mississippi Flyway.
I’m not an expert but I could see that this little birdie was separated from the comfort, safety, and companionship of the other shuttlecocks.
Birds don’t have emotions but he sure looked forlorn to me. I say he, because the taxonomy doesn’t address the existence of shuttlehens.
Meddling in nature is usually a bad idea but I decided to pick him up from the asphalt and put him in a more visible place.
Hopefully, he fell in with someone who can guide him back to his home court.
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