I pointed him out to my wife and daughter, "Hey look" I said as I pointed to him on our right, "the first robin of spring!" The word "spring" was just rolling off my tongue when inexplicably the robin took off in flight. He flew right in front of our car!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
"Hey look, the first robin of spring!"......SPLAT!
It is always an exciting thing to see the first robin of spring. So we were excited last night on the way to midweek Bible study to see a robin off the side of the road in a field. He was happily hopping along, presumably hunting for food.
The jet-stream of air our car was pushing caused him to fly up towards the windshield. I thought we had missed him until my wife pointed out the feathers stuck to the metal antenna of our car. When we stopped at a light, several feathers were blown off the car, I believe he struck not only the antenna but the side-view mirror.
We were in shock. The first robin of spring and we killed it. I got a stern reprimand from my 5 year-old daughter despite repeated defense arguments about traveling at 50 mph and not being able to do anything about it. She wasn't buying it.
So if spring comes late this year you can blame me.