With the warmth of the Spring upon us,tis the season for little birdie love. We have birds nests in everywhere. For the most part not a problem. The girls and I are keeping an eye on a cute little group of babies that the mother kindly put low enough for us to peek on. She does not seem to mind our interest as we do not do anything other than peek and say “how cute!”
Now, across the street is a totally different story! The neighbors seem to have a rather cranky new mother. Every time they so much as dare to walk out the front door of the house the bird goes into attack mode. If we stand out on our own lawn for more than a few minutes it will fly across and swoop down at our heads as if a little fighter pilot . With each passing day it seems to get worse…we are all finding it very hard to live in peace with this flying little soul. I have never seen anything like it. We can not even figure out where the nest is so it is not like she is really defending anything. Hopefully the family will be moving on soon!
Last weekend the girls, dog and I were sitting out by the pool enjoying a fire when we heard “quacking”. This is not totally unusual so we did not think too much of it until it seemed to be getting closer and louder. Suddenly 4 ducks landed in the pool. In the six years that we have had the pool NEVER have I seen that! The girls and I all screamed at the same time “DUCKS” (as if they were unaware what they were). I am sure we were a real sight jumping around screaming at these 4 little ducks . This did not seem to faze them in the least. I yelled at the dog to get the ducks out of the pool. Honestly she seemed as shock as we were at the sudden invasion from the sky. Once she started to head into the water the ducks wisely moved on.
I feel like we should be wearing helmets. Hitchcock would love it!