Regina & Ron, regular Tuesday Tweet bird nerds when on-Cape, were sailing off the coast of Georgia today, about 3.5 miles off coast she said, and this little guy flew in and landed on Regina's head on the boat!!! Wait 'til you see the photos she sent me! This beautiful Black-throated Blue Warbler was most likely on migration and perhaps was blown off course by strong winds... impossible to know how he ended up where he did. How fortunate for ALL that he landed on their boat, and stayed with them for a while. He must've been thoroughly exhausted! The amount of trust and comfort he exhibited... man-o-man WHAT A GIFT! Essentially, they probably saved his little warbler life by being in the right place at the right time.
I know not everyone is as touched by the natural world. I have learned that the caring folks like Regina & Ron and countless other warm souls I get to spend time in the wilderness with, are moved by these unpredictable incredible moments. When I hear amazing stories like this, I just have to share. Compassion I've found isn't always just there... but so many of the people I meet at the museum, do share this common bond. Caring for the creatures of the world, particularly when they are in desperate need, and especially when THEY CHOOSE YOU in such a situation... well words maybe don't seem sufficient. Let the photos tell this kind story. Thank you so very much for sharing Regina & Ron. Safe travels and may the warblers of the world watch over you, always. (double click photos to enlarge)
Black-throated Blue Warbler - male
Black-throated Blue Warbler perching on Regina, warbler princess!