Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fly the coop

Outside of our bathroom window is a bird's nest with three baby birds. This is the 2nd year for a family to build a nest. It is right on the ledge and is right against the window. It's a little difficult to see inside the nest because, being a bathroom window, the window overlooks the shower and is therefore a rather high window so the perverts neighbor's can't see in. In order for us to see into the nest, we have to stand on the ledge of the shower to peer in. And everytime we do this, the mama bird swoops away.

What kind of mom has a "save yourself" mentality? She just leaves those three baby birds to fend for themselves while we stand there peering in at all their cuteness. I would like to have a word with her. Doesn't she know most mothers would lay down and die, fight to the death, kill or be killed, before letting another thing hurt her babies?

16 comments:

  1. Well, she sort of sounds like the kind of mom who will show her friends naked pics of her newborn baby and baby's first bath, but wouldn't show pictures of her morning shower. She doesn't want you staring at her but she doesn't care if you stare at her baby birds. I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she's confident that you won't hurt her babies.
    Stopped over from Stacy's place. I had a horrible Mother's Day last year, too and wanted to commiserate with you.

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  2. Hear, hear! She should be kamakaze dive-bombing the window at you!

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  3. Have you ever notice that some houses have windows that are really lower - to let light in the bathroom. Not in my house, but I have seen it in others. And I don't know why.

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  4. Funny!

    Ugh, I'm listening to little tweets right now for the birds that decided to make a vent right outside my bathroom their love nest.

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  5. Dropping in from MBC and wanted to share some bloggy love...grab your One Lovely Blog award! Happy Tuesday!

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  6. if i were her, i'd be staring right back at you, pecking furiously at the glass until i scared you off. sheesh!

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  7. I'm thinking she was just going to get Daddy :-)

    (this is about the fifth blog that I've posted right after Deb - boy, she gets around, fast)

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  8. We had some birds build a nest in one of our hanging plants right by the front door and both the mom and dad birds would take off every time we went in or out of the house. I always wondered the same thing, what kind of mother takes of and leaves her tiny babies to fight off an attacker?

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  9. We had a momma bird that guarded her nest at all times. Even when she wasn't in the nest and you would come within 5 feet of them she would dive-bomb you out of no where.. Maybe she is just planning her attack.. be vewwwy vewwwy carefull

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  10. LOL! I agree! Look at ducks! Look at geese! That bird needs to learn what other birds are doing for their babies!

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  11. Maybe it's really a deadbeat dad?

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  12. Hey - I thought we were all here to support all KINDS of mothers! I'm sure she has some nice qualities - she probably regurgitates the best worms ever.

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  13. It is because she trusts you. She knows your a mama too. She's probably flying off to get a manicure/pedicure and considers you a trustworthy babysitter....

    ;-)

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  14. i know a few mom's like her! lol you know the kind, i'm sure you have them around you, dress up, run out, leave lil kids to fend for themselves... lol.. i'm bestowing you with a fabulous award, stop by my blog to pick it up!
    shelley
    http://iamstillstandingafterallthistime.blogspot.com/

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  15. Can we change bird's nests please? We have a set of birds that return to our patio every year-- And every year we spend five months NOT using the patio or the door to the patio which leads outside! Our mother bird dive bombs us if we so much as crack the door open. I wonder why some mother birds do and others don't.
    Love your blog!

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