Saturday, November 3, 2012

Foto Finish - Birds

Ever have one of those weeks where you are not sure how you got to Saturday?  This is one of those weeks for me.  I think part of why the week seems so strange is that there was a lot going on away from work.  I took off Wednesday afternoon for Drama Teen's Halloween party at school (I'm the homeroom mother this year), then My Guy and I took off Friday to do some Christmas shopping.  I realize that seems a bit early, but My Guy has a new project that will require he be on site for 2 weeks this month and probably 1 to 2 weeks next month.  So he won't have much time to Christmas shop, so we got done what we could yesterday. 

Barbara has suggested "Birds" as this week's optional theme.  I don't have a lot of bird shots, I tend to photograph flowers, so I'm usually looking down rather than looking up.  But I did come across one photo that has a good story, though the photo is not all that good. 

Last May, I was cleaning house and kept hearing this noise coming from the office. I'd walk into the office and not see anything.  I'd hear the noise a bit later, walk into the office, still not see anything.  This went on for a couple of weeks.  It wasn't until one Saturday when I had to work in the office for a couple of hours, that I found out was making the noise.  The weird noise started up, when I looked over at the window this creature was there tapping on the glass.   


This female cardinal had built a nest in the rose bush just outside the office and apparently didn't like that other bird she saw in the window.  She was going to peck the poor thing until it left.  Doesn't she look annoyed?  If she saw movement, she'd fly away.  That's why I never saw her there before, my walking into the office was enough to make her abandon the pecking program.  The window tapping stopped sometime in late June.  She was pretty persistent until then. 

That's it for me this week.  Check out what else managed to wing it's way onto Cat Patches' Foto Finish post. 

8 comments:

  1. I have to ask, what is "home room mother"?

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  2. Great picture and I love the story, how funny.

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  3. Oh I had a robin doing that at my actual office. I was a grief therapist, and a robin built a nest right outside my window and would tap on the glass at the most inopportune times. One of my clients was visiting her newly-departed mother's grave when a robin came and landed feet away from her on the headstone. She had made a major significance of this, and I found myself hoping feverishly that the robin wouldn't come and tap at rhe glass just then. Wouldn't that have freaked her out?

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  4. What a great story and a cute picture to go with it.

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  5. A couple of years ago while away on a Women In Action trip I saw a bird doing exactly the same. I cant remember if we realised it was pecking at its own reflection.

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  6. LOL!! What a funny story! I adore our bird-watching station. It's such a fun pastime! :)

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  7. That's such a funny story about the bird! I know what you mean about the week - with the Hurricane, I feel like last week kind of didn't even happen - all the days blurred together!

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