Every evening, when I water our flowers and veggies, I tiptoe, duck and walk 5 miles out of the way to avoid the mama bird that built her nest in my small tree at the side of my house.
Since we murdered a baby that belonged to a different mama bird that built HER nest in a tall bush on my fence line.....
I am trying to leave the other 3 mama birds alone, so they don't seek revenge.
(Apparently we have passionate and fertile birds in our backyard...lots of nesting and egg laying)
I LOVE the Hitchcock movie, The Birds, but I don't desire to live it.
This evening, I was pleasantly surprised by the birth of our pepper!
And adding to this excitement, I noticed our side tree mama bird was gone.
"It's about to be Mother's Day, and you left your eggs. Bad mama!" I softly said as
I crept closer and discovered a new life...ugly but new...
I looked around to see where the mom had gone. Typical of moms these days...."needing a break from the babies".
I took a chance and crept closer.
I was mesmerized by the ugly Jim Henson Creature. Then a second baby popped her head up to compete for attention.
I looked around and that lousy mama was nowhere to be found. No doubt she had gone out for time alone.
"You loser mama!", I mumbled as I pulled a crate over to stand on for a closer picture. "You selfish woman. Be with your babies..." I continued to talk out loud.
From the corner of my eye I saw an angry flight pattern hurling toward me as I heard a scream of warning....
In slow motion I turned my head toward the spiraling meteor of a mad mama bird....
S M A C K
I jumped down from my intrusive perch.
As I darted my head every which way, I spotted the mama bird on the limb above her nest, mouth full of worms..
"Ok, Mama, but let me tell you....you are quick to anger. But I'm glad to see you are taking care of it all."
As I investigated my head wound complete with instant headache, I wondered if my new neighbor was on the other side of the fence, witnessing my pride before my fall.
He heard it all.
Now I am the crazy neighbor.