Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Bird Brains

So... the camera thing is clearly one of the stupider things I've done in awhile. I do believe I've been "had". I tried to cancel the order and was told it is "en route". So I will have to wait for it to arrive and then try to return it. Please wish me luck... I have a feeling I'm going to need it.

On the other hand, I think I have managed to outsmart a couple of bird brains. Literally. A pair of nesting robins, birds I usually have a great affinity for, as "Robin" is my middle name and for the obvious reason that they herald the beginning of my favorite season, Spring. This pair however, has been trying my patience - what is left of my limited supply of it. I'm not sure what their issue is, but they are making a great mess of the windows and deck at the Carnation house. They seem to be walking up the windows leaving muddy foot prints, covering the entire window in mud, sitting on the window ledge and sometimes crashing into the windows and then flying away. Then, as if this were not enough, they have turned the beautiful deck into their own private loo. And I just have to say, two birds sure can make a lot of poop. I've been cleaning it up every time I'm out there - here I am supposed to be packing, yet I'm washing windows and the deck. You can see why I'm not happy with these birds. So anyway... I did get around to a little packing, in between washing bird prints and poop, and I was working on the halloween decorations... and there in the closet I found a big stuffed raven - it looks real-ish... with feathers and a sharp beak... and I thought, hmn.... maybe.... and I took it up stairs and attached it to the hose holder on the deck.... and wouldn't you know, the robins have made themselves scarce! Haha, I'm feeling so clever now.... I outsmarted some dumb birds. I guess that's not really saying much, especially in consideration of the camera fiasco. Ah well...

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with returning the camera package. You said that you would be happy with it, but I guess you just mean the IT not the total price. Hopefully you can find the package for less elsewhere.

    "Ahhh, so that's what the big bird in the closet is for." Good idea.