May 10, 2016

My Life As An Alfred Hitchcock Movie

Every day for about two years or so, at every groundfloor window in this house, we have this.
Apparently, he is defending his territory against the Intruder he imagines he sees in the reflection of the glass. 

What a metaphor.

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    1. And something strong for a headache.

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  2. is that a Cardinal? how beautiful! A Noisy Miner (native Australian bird) was doing the same thing on our windows and the next door neighbour's a few months back, Old Man Crow was sitting on the step and whistled to get his attention. When the bird looked down at him Old Man Crow said "Hey! You're wasting your time doing that you know. You're just hurting yourself and annoying people banging your head on the window. Why don't you go up in that tree there and feed on some nectar from the flowers. It'll be more fun for you and more fun for everyone else. You know it makes sense." OMC was really just talking to himself but to his amazement the miner flew up into the tree and started feeding on the flowers while still looking down at him. 5 minutes later the bird was back at the window. OMC whistled again and said "Hey! We've been through this before." The miner hasn't tapped at the window since, though it's often in the tree. Hard to believe but true.

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    1. He's not called Old Man Crow for nothing.

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  3. Robins are the window jousters around here. What a mess they make on the glass!

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    1. Our robins are much more concerned with stuffing their faces. I'd make a good robin.

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  4. boing....thwackkkk.....ouch.....oh birdie, why don't you go next door?

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    1. Probably came from there, trained by the Evil Neighbor in his jail cell. The Birdman of Pennsylvania State Prisons..

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  5. ha, big wood bees were doing this here yesterday

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