Saturday, April 09, 2011

I am THE One! Lookie Me!

Perhaps it has something to do with how I live my life or sing (hum) my songs or clean my house or cook my food or grow my flowers.  Living here sometimes makes me think I am in the Alfred Hitchcock movie, The Birds.  Last year the male cardinal spent a good part of his mornings (early) trying to get into the house.  Tapping at the windows and smearing green caterpillar guts all up and down my windows as a bribe...perhaps you will remember this post on my other blog?  It was as if he was in fighting mode against his reflection but there was some question on my part about why he was bringing me food...?

Well this spring I am getting another regular visitor.  The tapping in the mornings  (and sometimes throughout the day) is gentler but quite regular on my deck windows and around the house at the front windows.  There is no smeary food on the windows thus far, just bird spit!  At first I thought this female bluebird was just a little twitter-pated (a Walt Disney-Bambi term) and had gotten lost behind the flower pot after flying at the window.  I had watched her flitting and flirting like an aerial break-dancer with her mate high in the trees in my back yard for several afternoons prior to this.


"There has got to be an open window here somewhere!"

She was not cowering beneath this dianthus plant as if she had seen a hawk, but was looking around as if she was 'window-shopping' if you will pardon the necessary pun.  I quickly got my camera and even did a video or two which I may find time to post someday.

(I hear you knocking, but you can't come in...)

She was not camera shy but landed on the door handle and then proceded to continue to knock at the window...see the bird spit?  I was a little intimidated by this intense stare I was getting.  But her stare toward me was nothing compared to her mate's slightly panicked look at her odd behavior.  The weather was turning colder and started to rain on this day and he pretended he did not know her as he flew off to shelter in the high trees.

"I will never understand that female!"


"Hey!  Open the door! It's raining out here!"
She hung in there persistently for a while longer tapping at the window as the rain started.  Was she waiting patiently for me to open the door and let her in?  Then why did she fly away when I did?  I guess I will never really understand birds in the spring.



20 comments:

Brian Miller said...

perhapsyou are a fairy princess and just never knew it...you should walk in the forest singing to see if they land on your arms....smiles

Celia said...

Maybe she thinks she wants to build a nest in your bookshelves or under your dining room table? She may just be a birdbrain.

Bossy Betty said...

How fun to have a visitor like this!!

Pauline said...

This was priceless! She definitely looks as though she thinks she belongs in the house with you! What wonderful photos - the look on Mr. BB's face is pure disgust.

Kerri said...

Curiouser and curiouser, isn't it?
Who needs man-made entertainment when we have nature all around to titilate our senses? Your story and beautiful photos brought lots of smiles this morning, Tabor :)

slommler said...

She just wants you to help with building her nest I bet!!! Ha!!
That is interesting how the birds are so in love with you and your home. I will go with Brian on this one...you are the fairy princess for sure. You have conquered the world...go and let your subjects caress you with their love and adoration.
Hugs
SueAnn

Granny Annie said...

Didn't part of you want to let her in to see what was on her mind?

One Woman's Journey said...

You make me smile
The birds visiting from the woods
are now getting use to me
They do not fly away
as I putter in the garden...

Hilary said...

That's adorable. Great set of photos and descriptions. Frank has been getting a female Cardinal visitor at his window for weeks. The male watches on, too. Interesting behaviour.

Rachel Cotterill said...

What a gorgeous blue! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ha Ha---that looks like my female Bluebird.. Mine sees her reflection in our deck sliding door... She has squawked, spread her wings, gone back and forth --and just acted totally HYPER. The two males (at the time) were not sure what her problem was.... HOWEVER, after a month of that, she is now sitting on 4 eggs --and the squawking has finally stopped... She seems more 'normal'....

Someone said to hang something in front of that window to get rid of the reflection --but I never did.

Good Luck, Tabor. The Bluebird just wants to come into your home and have some dinner... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Dave King said...

Maybe it's you she likes. Great post, great pics - but you MUST find time to post the video!

Beverly said...

Well, I have some Splaning to do, as Dezi told Lucy. I commented on the wrong post and did not want you to think I was crazy....so now I will try again.....

I am going to call you the Bird Whisperer....I remember the cardinal from last year and think it is so funny that you have another friend....They heard you are alone and are keeping you company!

slommler said...

Congrats on your POTW award
Hugs
SueAnn

MaggieGem said...

Congrats on POTW!

Nature is amazing isn't it?

Out on the prairie said...

I hope you have a nesting box up for them.A wonderful share.

Cricket said...

Was it the bluebird of happiness? I hope not.

Of co0urse, last winter we got a bird in the chimney... not unusual, it's an old house with a big chimney. I just wait for the bird to figure things out and move on.

Not so my wife who, for some reason, decided to open the flue, a twitter-pated move, and let Mr. Starling come for a "visit." Ugh.

Of course, it was up to me to "escort" him out. Ah, joy.

Anyways, great pics you've got here. Congratulations on your potw.

ds said...

Love the story; love the photos. Maybe she was trying to get away from Mr. Sourpuss & thought that as a female you would understand??

Congratulations on the potw.

Jinksy said...

Bird brained, or what? LOL

Freda said...

She obviously loves you. And your photos show your great love of the birds who are all around.