There’s a small family of birds that live at least part of the year in the gutter near my bathroom window. On sunny days in the winter, most of the Spring and into the summer, you may hear this incessant chirping going on. You may think this would be pleasant to hear, but when I heard it, it was downright annoying. And all I could think was how they may be ruining the wood to my house and making a mess in my gutters! From that point on, I would try to deter these monsters by rapping a broom handle out my window and right where they would congregate. It would scare them for awhile and provide a little relief. I was even thinking of having them professionally removed…imagine that!
Eventually though, they would come back. They always came back.
Well, needless to say, the winter in New England this year has been a nasty one. And I must say I have never wanted Spring more badly than this year. I would be happy to just sit in a green house and not move. Just breathe in the sweet air!!! Ahhhhh! There were mounds of snow everywhere and parking was horrendous. Snow blew off cars on highways and blew onto other cars. almost causing very bad accidents. Ahem! I absolutely hated it. I was done.
Well, I was getting depressed just thinking how long it would take for Spring to even get here one day as I was getting ready to go out, when there was this one particular day, it just happened to be about 40 degrees and sunny. No wind. I opened my bathroom window and breathed the sweet air and then I heard it! Those birds!!! Those nasty, awful…….I mean wonderful, beautiful birds!!!! Yes, the family of birds were chirping…and I didn’t even mind! As a matter of fact…I loved it. It sounded just like Spring, and I needed to hear that so badly. It was like music. I would never even think of chasing them away, not a chance. I was even thinking of placing a “Vacancy” sign up just for more birds. You know, I even protected them when a nasty robin or Blue Jay came by to intrude on my “friends” making them very angry and upset. I rapped my broomstick at them and they flew away.
So yes, I am keeping my “Feather Friends”, at least for now. I seem to have taken a fancy to them. Maybe I should go out to the store and buy some birdseed, maybe even a birdhouse or two…..hmmmmm.
I’ll let you know how it goes. 🙂
One of my "Feather Friends"