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Thursday, November 12, 2009

True Love

Look At This…: loyal little bird

The photographs you are about to see show how a very determined male bird tries to save his female mate that has been seriously injured.
Here the female bird is injured and her condition is not good.
The male bird brings her food and attends to her with love and compassion.
Although he tries to help her, she is too badly injured and dies.
He is shocked over her death and tries desperately to bring her back to life, trying to pull her up and make her move.
He finally realizes that his sweetheart has passed away and will never come back to him, and brokenhearted - he cries over his lost love.
He stands by her side, calling and crying for help. He is devastated by her death.
Finally realizing that she will never return to him, he stands beside her lifeless body with great sadness and sorrow, unable to leave her side.
The photos of these two birds are said to have been taken in the Republic of the Ukraine. This male bird was bound and determined to save his female mate. The photographer sold these pictures for a small price to one of the most famous newspapers in France. All the copies of that newspaper were sold out on the day they published these photos.

I borrowed this from a site listed below. It appears many people have re-posted this. I can see why. [reaches for a tissue, for the 12th time]

Superman loves me just like this...

without a doubt... he does.

I am so blessed.


  1. Oh my gosh, how sweet! I can't believe someone got the photos of this. So rare.


  2. That is one of the sweetest things I have ever seen. Thanks for I gotta go out and buy more tissues!


  3. Oh this made me so sad. These little honset moments of fragility.

  4. I followed this post back to it's origins.....quite interesting and a log of disagreement about what was really happening in the photos.

  5. Soooo heartbreaking. I love birds and this was such a shock to see. Birds are flying south to their winter homes and it's a dangerous journey to get there.
    If you care about them, buy shade grown coffee. These coffee growers don't cut down trees (the bird's homes) while regular coffee growers do.
    For more info:

  6. ~~Lori.. I thought so, too. I know geese mate for life, as well as swans.

    ~~Her Majesty FQ... I know. I was a snot bucket after seeing this. Ewwww sounds gross when I put it that way...

    ~~PurestGreen... I feel the same way entirely. I am a romantic by nature, and always will be.

    ~~Eva... I know. I did, too. Some of the discussion disgusted me. I have to believe [for my own heart] the story that was posted with it is the true story. I know... I know... I'm a sucka for feel good stories, and movies. And while this tore my heart out, it also affirmed my genuine belief that animals have the ability to love as deeply as we do. And grieve at losing a loved one just as we do. After all most birds mate for life... Unlike humans.

    ~~A Dream's Teller... Thank you for the suggestion! I will go investigate the link right now!

  7. Wonderful photos and such a sweet story! We should all be so lucky.

  8. Good thing those overalls have lots of pockets for tissues!

  9. Unbelievable! Thanks for sharing this post. I will have to blog about this too...

  10. It is hard for me to ascribe the emotions of a human to a bird. I may be hardened but I have seen that scene played out too many times with humans in the picture rather than birds.

    Think Kent State and which do you feel is more the tragedy?

  11. The sweetest and saddest thing ever! I'm off to grab a tissue now!

  12. yep that is so beautiful. I have seen birds crying over injured or dead partners... it is so sad to see. :(
    but tells us something about our innate nature of connection... and how birds are much more communal and communicative than we think.

    we are not so very different.

    beautiful photos


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