Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bird brains

What is it about spring that makes birds become idiots. Every year we have at least one that falls in love with the reflection of itself in the window. This guy has spent the last few hours pecking at the window and trying to show off for its own reflection. If he is like birds from other years he will be here for days, trying to talk himself into mating.


Once in a while he lands for a few minutes, just to stare longingly into his own reflection. I have always heard that clean windows make it easier for them to see their own reflections....and I do my best to not get mine clean just for the birds....yeah that's it.

4 comments:

Monkling said...

Show off! Yeah, just because you got yourself a fancy camera. Wait a sec - I have one, too. I just don't have fancy birds to take photos of.

kim-d said...

Gosh, that bird sounds like someone ***cough**me**cough*** I know; admiring and trying to mate with itself. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

And I feel it's my responsibility to tell you that, in the interest of the well-being of all birds, once the windows get so dirty you think there is no alternative but to clean them? Nope. Paint 'em black. Tweety thanks you. :)

kim-d said...

Apparently, the wasps don't see you in the same light as the birds do. Or maybe that's just tough love, wasp-style. OWWWWWIE!!! But then, on the other hand...middle-of-the-afternoon-boob-action, even if it is from a wasp--ALL bad? BWAHAHAHAHA...

Lanny said...

Just stopping by to check on you after the wasp incident and all. OUCH!

Poor little birdie. I might adopt your idea though. Maybe I shouldn't clean my windows (not that I do, mind you) for the birds. Hey, at least it'd be a legitimate excuse!