Sunday, March 29, 2009

Manic Monday - Birds

This week the Manic Monday word is "Bird". So here is my contrubution to the Meme. I must say that while I enjoy hearing a little bird chirping and singing their happy little song, I have to admit that I really don't care much for birds. If you could see what they do to my car ALL THE TIME, maybe you would understand. No matter where I park in my drive, they get my car......ugh. I've never had a good experience with a bird. The hummingbirds used to get caught in our garage and not be able to find their way out. Do you know how hard it is to catch a hummingbird. They would run into the walls trying to get out, we would finally catch them when they fell or if we got lucky throwing a towel and catching it inside, so that we could turn it loose outside again. We had to move the feeders away from the house altogether to keep them from coming into the garage.....stupid birds. Then there are the ones who would swoop and dive at me while I was mowing the grass. I hated that. I know they were trying to catch the insects, but they would get too close for my comfort.

Lindsey feels the same way about birdsthat I do. A few years ago, she and I had gone to Disney World for a week during Spring Break. We were walking along and out of the blue, a bird flew over us and left his little surprise right on top of Lindsey's head. She thought the woman walking in front of us had thrown something at her. It was kind of funny..... Lindsey kept trying to touch the bird droppings to wipe it off, and I had to keep grabbing her hands telling her she was just going to smear it. Finally we reached the bathroom where we could wash it off. She was soooo mad. And, to this day she hates birds.
Even on our honeymoon, I was walking along the beach. Paying close attention to the birds, keeping my distance and all of a sudden one flies right into me and starting pecking at me. Scared me half to death, I had to swat it away and go into the water to make it leave me alone.

I know that they serve a purpose and that we need birds. But I'll just keep my distance from them.
Be sure to go on over to Manic Monday for more bird stories and such.
Have a great Monday everyone.


  1. Sorry for your unfortunate circumstances with birds! I love Parrots! I can make them talk in nothing flat!!

  2. Some birds CAN be scary at times.

  3. It almost makes you wonder if they know you don't like them.

  4. Happy MM! Nothing nice about bird goo...

    I invite your blog readers to remember why the caged bird sings.

    peace, Villager

  5. They attack your car, too? I thought it was just my truck that they liked. My neighbors have to keep plastic bags around their side mirrors because of a pair of cardinals that sit on the mirrors and poop away!

  6. Ya, you should definitely stay away from birds. Never heard of such bad-bird-luck!


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