Sunday, January 16, 2011

The amazing story of the birds.....

One of the concerns in these times is for the animals. When my inlaws left their house they could do nothing about the birds ( cockateils) in the aviary outside. My soft hearted daughter worried the whole time about them, as we didn't know what we would find. Then we received a phone call to say bring some bird seed when you come, all the birds have survived. I can tell you there were eight very happy birds ready for that seed. The cage had nearly gone under,which means that the birds must have clung to the top for ages as the water rushed through. It must have been scary for them - I imagine that the current was very strong. The cage was still standing! The wheelie bins from nearby have disappeared, probably never to be found so it is amazing that neither the current or the surrounding debris knocked them about.
The water line is about 8 cm from the top. The red arrows show where it came up to.



So this is just a little flood story with a happy ending.

5 comments:

Maria said...

I'm so pleased that it was a happy ending! xx

Chookyblue...... said...

thinking of you guys cleaning up.........poor inlaws..........lucky the birds survived that would also mean alot to them.........if there is anything we can do let me know........

Susan said...

We need all the happy endings we can get. Lovely story.

Sue said...

Really glad to hear a happy ending. I made a donation to RSPCA for animals affected by floods.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Such an amazing story Lynda. So pleased there was something happy about this tragic few days.