The pine siskins love us and need to be with us. They love us so much they eat everything we put out for them. This makes them full and dopey and easy prey for any prowling puss.
This little fellow was too full to fly so my husband picked him up and minded him for a bit until he could muster the gumption to take wing.
Soon the young 'uns will be out and eating and they are much too trusting. We'll be doing a fair bit of bird-minding before the summer's out.