Sunday, 15 February 2015

a bit of sunshine can do wonders




Today the weather is almost too fine
Lulling us into the belief Spring has actually arrived.

Add to this the noisy dawn chorus of bird gossip this past week: chirrrrrup! tweet-tweet…..ahahahah ooooooee, drrrr , drrrrr, rrrrrrrrookoo, rrrrrrrrookoo and we are virtually convinced

a rough transcript of the conversation I overheard this morning:

“I rediscovered last year’s nesting place, only to find squatters had beat me to it; can you believe that?

Nooooooooooooooo

Ye-e-eess; I kindly requested they vacate the premises and do you know how they responded?

Noooooooooooooooo

In a not so very polite manner they shooooooed me off! told me to get the f* out of their squat and mind my own business. Can you believe that?

Nooooooooooooooo

Ye-e-eess. So, how about your selves, have you managed to find a nesting spot?

Indeed we have! Do you know the blue shed, the one she refers to as ‘her studio’ ?

Ye-e-eess

Well there are several wooden boxes screwed onto the north-facing wall, we found an empty one and moved in straight away!

No-o-oooo, good for you!

Ye-e-eess, we feel most fortunate”


And so on, and so forth



12 comments:

Jennifer Kaal said...

Bird-brains. Actually much like us!

Liz Ackert said...

Don just put a bunch of my thread ends out by the bird bath ... I'm hoping the birds will make good use of them

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

he's wondering about his responsibility about those birds.

Mo Crow said...

oh ha! good one Saskia

Anonymous said...

je laat me glimlachen
"the gossip bird in the three "
a new novelle by Saskia
you are on your place in that bookstore aren't you
groetjes M.

Ms. said...

Well what a delight...it's not every day one overhears the details of avian conversation. They'll work it out somehow. They always do.

Julie S said...

You are fluent in so many different languages.

Wendy Watson said...

I'm glad to hear there are others who listen in to conversations between birds. Just the other day I hear some birds in the tree I was sitting under and they were discussing whether the could poop on me from where they were! Such juvenile behaviour . . . it's as well that their parents were off getting food for them.

deemallon said...

your totems will flock back!

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

aha more bird lovers out there: they (our avian friends) are incorrigible gossips, perhaps one of the reasons I love them so much, feeding my not-so-secret-anymore desire to know more, offering a chance to eavesdrop inconspicuously from my bed or else in the garden pretending to read a book in the first rays of sunshine

Dana said...

For the last three mornings I have been awakened by spring songs in the woods. Bird chat.

Patty said...

Here new bird voices are arriving
weekly. Lots of gossip about the
cold. Love that soon the yard will
be full of bird song!