The Germans, instead of “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” say:-
“besser ein Spatz in der Hand als eine Taube auf dem Dach”
Well, when I got up this morning we had a bloody Taube on the floor in the hallway.
Our lovely gentle little moggy, which has only one way into the house at night and requires a five feet jump onto the window ledge before she can come into a hole in the mosquito net just big enough to squeeze through, managed to leap up with a half dead pigeon in her mouth. Hut ab!!!
Apologies in advance to the squeamish
Isn’t she lovely?