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Blackbird with a headache!


By lily2


Getting ready to go out yesterday, heard that thump, you know the one of bird hitting glass. Looked out the open french doors to see Mrs Blackbird sitting on the patio, alive but completely stunned. I shut the door to keep Daisy in and hoped Mrs B would revive soon but as I had to go out, after ten minutes I decided her best chance was somewhere quiet and familiar so put her on the flower bed under the hosta. Came home several hours later and was very relieved when, after searching the flower bed with great care and trepidation, I found no trace. Great, I thought, that’s that.
Not so. Half an hour ago we had a repeat performance! Was it the same blackbird? Who knows, they all look the same but those doors are open most of the summer every year and it’s never happened there before so it seems likely to be the same one. The term bird-brain comes to mind although this one won’t have much of a brain left if it doesn’t learn!
Poor Daisy is banged up again. It was not quite as stunned as yesterday and struggled a little as I put it under the hosta again so I am hoping it wil be OK.
I shall have to drape something over the door when I open it in case we have another repeat performance.
There have been many bird trials and tribulations in my garden this year and with the robins on their third brood I expect there will be some more. I expected a quiet life when the children left home!

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your glass is too clean :o)
they can see through and decide to take a short cut.
i dont have those problems. should that be something to admit too :o)

12 Jun, 2009


Can you fix silhouettes to the window glass ?
I have some peel-on, peel-off butterfly stickers which I've used on my kitchen glass ever since I moved in, at which time a young blackbird sadly killed himself, flying into my door...

No such accidents since the butterflies went up...

12 Jun, 2009


i saw a blackbird fly straight into a closed window of a barge last weekend, the poor thing didnt survive tho.

12 Jun, 2009


Sorry to admit it but my glass is most definitely not too clean!! Have been meaning to clean it for weeks, if not months but there has been such a lot to do in the garden and it is so much more interesting than housework.
Good idea Terratoonie, must ask the grandchildren, bet they've got lots of stickers.
Mrs Blackbird seems to have recovered (again?) as there is no sign of her out there now and I have been in the garden all afternoon so would have known if any cats had seized the opportunity.

12 Jun, 2009


it must be very inviting in your house for them to want to get in

perhaps you should pop the kettle on and open a can of worms!!

sorry its getting late hehe

x x x

Taxi for Mookins

12 Jun, 2009


We get all sorts trying to break in here Mookins, blackbirds, magpies, pigeons but the smaller ones don't seem to fancy it. You're welcome to join the party but bring your own worms, don't fancy them myself!

13 Jun, 2009


You need some detour signs on your flight path!

13 Jun, 2009


Oh the "pane" of it! Sometimes all ends well but at others one is left with playing the part of funeral director, grave digger and mourner. Sob story!

19 Jun, 2009


I would much prefer humans to have to option of being put "under the hosta" when in shock or injured, rather than face the trauma of our A&E department triage systems in hospitals. I know which I'd prefer. Recovery rates would soar.

30 Jun, 2009


Seems to work for blackbirds but it would need to be a VERY big hosta for us humans!!

30 Jun, 2009


oh I don't know, I'm not fussy. Mud in hair and leaves in face much nicer than NHS notices, uncomfy chairs etc. Think of all the insects we could observe.

30 Jun, 2009


Don't think I fancy all those slugs though!

30 Jun, 2009


I just wish mine would leave home Lily. I could cope with the bird trials and tribulations. Both my offspring left home, one for 6years and the other for 1 year but both returned within the space of 7 months. Now I can't get rid of them(bless 'em)

3 Aug, 2009


You're obviously making them too comfortable Paul! We have 4 children (that damn gooseberry bush - dug it out in the end) and what we did was to sell up and move to a 2 bedroom bungalow so there was no room for them to come back LOL. We gave them the address in the end though! They all live locally so they're always popping in and out but bit of a squash when they're all here plus families

3 Aug, 2009


Two of my three sons and families only come home on the holidays, the other one lives about 20 miles away and helps run the business... Guess they get tired of my never ending advice on how they should live their lives. :-D
I worked with a lady years ago whose parents waited til their 30 year old son went on vacation and moved to Florida from Boston with no forwarding address.

4 Aug, 2009


lol thats brilliant Weeds. i used to have an elderly couple live next door. the wife went back to England supposedly on hol but never returned. she wrote to her husband here saying im no coming back , if you want to join me then heres my new address lol

4 Aug, 2009


HeHeHe. I wonder if he joined her? LOL

4 Aug, 2009


I'll try that one day Lily!!
I'm always threatening to change the locks while they're out.
When we moved here, our eldest was living away in holiday camps, where he worked(he's an entertainer) and I told him we weren't going to give him our new address! I was only joking at the time, but perhaps I should have stuck to it!

4 Aug, 2009


You'd miss his jokes Paul - wouldn't you?

4 Aug, 2009


Not at 2 o'clock in the morning driving home from a gig Lily. You can get too much of a good thing!

6 Aug, 2009


This is nice, thanks for admiring Scrabble, told her to wear more mascara in future, lol.

17 Aug, 2009

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