Tuesday, May 10, 2011
This morning I was looking forward to sitting for a few hours... sipping coffee and reading. I was just settled into my comfy chair when a black bird decided to pay me a visit via the fireplace. We have had this happen a few times over the years and it is always black birds that do this. One year we had 2 of them make their way through the chute (that we thought was closed) and plop down below. Trapped and afraid. I waited until he settled down a bit...then opened the doors and screens. I went about my business and it didn't take too long for him to figure out I was offering him a way to get out of the dark sooty mess and fly away. He flew into the kitchen probably because we have tall ceilings and a ledge. I quickly opened the back door and off he went.
A few years ago... when we had 2 black bird visitors it wasn't this easy. They wanted to fly around the house and hang out for hours.....it seemed. I think Bob got the net for the pool and I had a broom and we were chasing them around the house trying to shoo them out the door. About that time our son stopped by for a visit. We were very focused on our goal of chasing them out with our weapons...so we quickly said Hello and he stood there looking at us with a puzzled look. I don't think he saw the birds right away, so he must have thought we had invented a new game called "chase the old man with a broom and catch the old woman with a net". I don't think he wanted to play. Just another day at the nut house.