Friday, May 29, 2009

Bird-proofing the cottage eaves

If you look carefully, you can see the starling perched on the roof tile; the veranda of his/her prospective new condominium. Before the sun came up this morning the starling family was busy moving in their bedroom furniture. I know this because Phoebe the cat began jumping on & off our furniture inside the cottage, watching them fly in & out above the dining room window. She lands with a THUD! on the floor when she's trying to make a point. She jumped on the bed and meowed in our face, and, getting no action, she jumped up on the dresser and nudged the framed mirror on the wall back and forth noisily, knowing that usually gets us up to chase her off. We could also hear the starlings chirping merrily as they flitted about, bringing twigs and bits of fluff to feather their nest.

You can see there are still a number of units available and the price is right!

Cool in the summer, warm in the winter, dry, good neighborhood,

This is a bird's eye view of the flat:

Only one small problem:

Sorry, starlings, this is a 'no-fly' zone

They buzzed and scolded me while I worked.

But they'll thank me later...

Phoebe thought I should let them go ahead and move in.

Maybe we can all sleep in tomorrow morning.

1 comment:

Jeannette said...

I think it was quieter this morn...thank you for all you do!