For The Birds

It’s occurred to me, I have a bird fetish.  Just yesterday, I acquired another who is now gracing my window sill.

My neighbor, Mimi, is also into birds, so I called her over to meet my new beaked roommate.

We then, the three of us, proceeded back to her place to look up what kind of bird, in Mimi’s bird book.

According to the Almanac: All Creatures In Flight,  it’s a sandpiper, a wading bird that typically nests on the ground near water.

We decided she was a female since one had very long legs near another not so long.  The male looked like a basketball player next to the diminutive damsel to his left.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Mimi named her Hannah, who sat between us on the coffee table while we ate a little cheese.

Today, is Mimi’s birthday she forbid me to acknowledge.  “Don’t you dare bring me anything, or no more cheese,” she said, waving a finger.

Such a threat indeed..

I am a big believer in listening to someone who firmly states their needs.

But birds, apparently, have another prospective entirely.

I noticed there were some apples, Red Delicious, Mimi’s favorites, in front of her door.

I sneaked a peek at the note.

As I was flying around this morning, I came upon these apples I’m told are pretty good with cheese.  Happy Birthday, love, from your friend Hannah, the Sandpiper.  getPart





About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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21 Responses to For The Birds

  1. micklively says:

    Sandpipers are beautiful birds. I just love that plaintive cry. We get the green variety round our way. Do they eat cheese? 😉

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I’m a bird lover too. Your sandpiper is wonderful, and I notice it has a nice view.
    I have an oil painting of a red finch on a wintery branch that I love. My great-grandmother did it while in her 70s. Both great-grandmothers on my father’s side were oil painters, but didn’t begin until the latter half of their lives. They mostly did landscapes and still-lifes. My birdie painting is the odd one that I was lucky enough to get, along with a few others.
    It won’t be long before we can wake up to the singing birds.

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    • There’s nothing as beautiful as birdsong. And Hannah has a nice view from my living room window flush with branches brushing up against the pane. :). I love that you love birds too Skinny.


  3. Hannah is a beauty! I love that she is so thoughtful and generous too … wink.

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  4. Elle Knowles says:

    Hannah seems right at home on her perch in your window. Glad she lighted at a place with love…Listening to the birds this morning as I write. So glad they are out and about. A new bird nest showed up in my mailbox recently. Now has four little eggs. Bet they’ll be readers! ~Elle

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  5. Sandpipers are fun birds. I love watching them at the beach. They run up and down with the waves trying to catch something. Mimi sounds like a great neighbor even if she is not furry.

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  6. MJ says:

    Two toes up from Casper, in lieu of thumbs!

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  7. Patricia says:

    For awhile my father raised parakeets. We had around 100 at one time. It was very interesting.

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  8. That Hannah is pretty sneaky. I love the way you describe Mimi. What a character. 🙂

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  9. My guest room is filled with birds. The headboard is birds and there are birds on the wall… I love them… I love Hannah, she is particularly beautiful.


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