Monday, August 25, 2008

Lost Bird

Last week, I lost my camera but I found it the next day. On Saturday, I saw this sign posted on a lamp post in SoHo -- apparently someone found a lost bird. My question is how does one find a lost bird? Did it fly into someone window and said, "I'm lost?"

So have you lost something recently? Did you ever find it again?

22 comments:

Alexa said...

Must admit, I find this very touching, and am hoping against hope that this bird finds its owner (or vice versa). The last bird I had (a parakeet named Bart) said at least 30 different things. After a while, I didn't even have to teach him; he would just repeat whatever I said.
Can't remember the last time I lost something (possibly because I'm a copy editor and, therefore, really anal).

USelaine said...

The picture seems to indicate it was a turkey! A lost turkey in NYC sounds about as difficult a situation as you could have. Who has an apartment big enough?

Olivier said...

la photo de la journée ;o)) avec ce portrait si précis, cela doit être facile de retrouver cet oiseau ;o) j'adore

the photo of the day ;o)) with this portrait if accurate, it should be easy to find this bird ;o) j'adore

Tash said...

that's one hopeful sign of matching bird to owner with a stick figure! You must of been frantic when you lost your camera! I misplace stuff daily, but it usually turns up again, mostly after I've given up on it.

Paz said...

I wonder if this is for real. If so, whether the owner found the bird. Hmmm...

Paz (remaining skeptical)

valeria said...

So cute!
Why don't you call and ask? Maybe take a picture and help find the owner? It might turn out a nice story. Funny way to make new friends!

Virginia said...

E's comment cracked me up! Hilarious.
Lost something???? How about reading glasses and keys on an hourly basis, 24/7. Pitiful.

babooshka said...

You know me and the birds. Yeah they fly into my window and say I'm confused can you sit with me 'til I cone round.That's how I get the photos of them sitting on my hands.

I sure hope these are reunited,owner and bird.

Mame said...

Oh, no! So sad.

Actually, not so sad. I think it's a joke. I know if I lost my dog I would draw something more than a stick figure. I might even include a photo.

Did you call the number? There might be a funny message. In Union Square once there was a sign like that for a lost sock and the number had a funny message.

Mame said...

oops, it's a "Found" poster and not a "Lost" poster. But still, the finder could use a digital image if they really wanted to find the owner, right?

Jilly said...

They should have written what type of bird, shouldn't they? I hope bird and owner are reunited.

I lost my mind a long time ago....still looking for it.

marley said...

When I saw this I thought the same as you, how did they know it was lost?! Its a really good poster too! It looks like the bird drew it himself!

Lo said...

this is a great photo! haha!

/Gothenburg daily photo

Livio said...

Funny

David said...

haha, very funny, what kind of bird might that be? :))
Good pic!
/D

ken mac said...

And who says we New Yorkers aren't warm and caring?

Gecko said...

LOL! Love the drawing! Or is that a photo of the bird? =P

You would think they would at least say what sort of bird it is...unless that's what they're going on for someone to ID the bird? *shrugs* Well I dunno.

Kitty said...

lol. It looks like an ostrich, so it's probably easy to find!

teahouse said...

What a strange sign!

Maybe his bird was Big Bird.

annulla said...

Yes, and I'm very annoyed with myself. I lost a receipt for something I bought at IKEA, and I need to return it. I'm fairly sure they won't take it back without a receipt, too. D'oh!

Blather From Brooklyn

Knoxville Girl said...

Did they look in your grocery bag?

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I think what happens is these lost birds get exhausted and they don't know how to forage for food or find water so they collapse on a sidewalk somewhere and since they aren't really afraid of humans you can capture them easily.... But people that own birds and don't clip their flight feathers and leave the windows open don't deserve to have the bird back, IMHO...