Thursday, April 22, 2010

Attack of the Killer Bird

I should have listened to Cindy, who told me about when she was attacked by a Blue Bird and then a Mockingbird when she tried to look into the nest.

Well today, it was Al’s turn.  We usually knock first and then stand back before we peek in. I’m not sure he followed the proper protocol today.

He opened one of the Blue Bird houses that happens to have a Black Capped Chickadee (we have two of them). As he was peeking in, Mama came at him. It startled him and he ended up doing a back flip…well sort of.  He ended up falling backward  then doing a backward summersault!  I sure wish I had it on video!  He hurt his knee a little and I imagine he will be sore tomorrow.  It’s kind of like a car accident.  You feel okay at first, then sore a day or so later!

Our spring blooms are about over, but we still have a few things to look forward to.

This is a white Wisteria.  It bloomed later than the purple ones.  This plant is only a year or so old, so it’s not as full.

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It needs some shaping.  It’s actually a bush but I’m trying to make it believe it’s a tree!

We just got back from a few days camping and my nicely mowed grass has all grown back.  I mowed down the rest of the crimson clover field today.  It sure smells good, but it was getting a little thick and hard to mow.  Our Grasshopper mower will mow down small trees easily, but for some reason this clover gives it a work out!

We have 4 newly hatched Blue Birds in the box in the pasture. They hatched while we were gone, so they will fledge in about 12-14 days, if I remember correctly.

The nest by the RV has 5 eggs now, which is the most we’ve ever seen for them. 

We have two Black Capped Chickadee nests with babies in, but one should fledge very soon.

The gardens are coming along nicely.  We have some blooms on one tomato plant.  The peaches and apples are getting big and the potato plants are huge. Nothing to pick yet, but it’s coming!  Unfortunately so are the weeds.

3 comments:

Cindy said... [Reply to comment]

Laughing and smiling!! Tell Al I understand!!

Cindy and Walker

Karen and Al said... [Reply to comment]

I knew you would understand Cindy! Al said it looked like a big monster when it came at him while he was looking into the hole! (remind me not to trust him if a bear ever attacks :)

Margie said... [Reply to comment]

Sorry, but I'm laughing too when I visualize Al's adventure.

But, seriously, hope he isn't too sore today.