Dear Cliff,
Last night I ran over a small bird with my bicycle. Most birds seem to fly out of the way, so I was surprised when my wheel skidded over its head and out of control. Some gravel got stuck in my hand when I hit the curb and I felt uncomfortable, so I picked the bird off my tire with a stick and went home.
I'm hoping it rains soon so the rest of the mess washes away and I can forget the whole thing ever happened.
I'll have to re-evaluate my assumptions about birds.
Best Wishes - L