Last week, while birding, Sandy Point on Plum Island..I saw a two photographers with their cameras pointed on something…
I was curious to see what it was…so I walked up to the area…
I couldn’t see what they were looking at.
They told me its right in front of us…I was looking further away..
The bird didn’t move at all..
it wasn’t stuffed..
The bird couldn’t fly..the clam was too heavy.
I told them that we should help this bird.
They said that most likely we would not be able to open the clam…that they were letting nature be.
It was difficult for me to walk away as they continued to photograph the bird.
I thought of the bird all day…..and still do.
I posted one of the photos above to facebook..with the caption
Most that commented felt I should have made an effort to help the bird…and in hindsight..I wish I would have.
What would you have done?
Here is another time that my heart strings were pulled by sadness for a suffering bird..
Jeff and I were on a small Island off the coast of Chatham..reachable by boat only.
I saw this young Gull…sitting away from the other gulls.
Did it catch the fisherman's lure as he was fishing?
I had nothing to capture it with..
What would you do?