Monday, June 23, 2008

What the Heck....?

At 5:30 the other morning I was awakened by what can best be described as cackling, hissing, squawking and flapping. When I opened my eyes, I saw black birds swooping and flashing past my bedroom window. They were clearly upset about something...

So, of course, I grabbed my camera and ran out to see what was going on. As soon as I got close, the birds all flew into a nearby tree. They had been swarming at the bushes under my bedroom window.

There must have been a baby bird in there someplace!

Sometimes nature makes me sad. Like with how cruel it is to baby or sick/injured animals. I try to just close my eyes and plug my ears and not witness the cruelty of nature. I tell my self it's "survival of the fittest".

But I brought the cat into the house...


  1. Anonymous5:44 PM

    I once inadvertently killed a baby bird while trying to 'save' it. I was moving it to a safe place away from my cats. It was so stressed to be held in my hands, that it literally died from fright--it's heartbeat racing. I'll never forget it. I feel the same way you do. Darn cats & their instincts!

  2. I'm assuming it was *your* cat? lol

  3. Yes, it's my lovely "Daisy". She's an indoor/outdoor kitty and quite the hunter....

  4. You are so funny! Most people would grab a rifle when they heard grab a camera! Gotta love you girlfriend!

    Your cat is so pretty.

  5. Terry7:36 PM

    Hi Nancy,

    There's still a baby bird "in there someplace"--in Daisy's tummy! Boy does she look smug!!!

    My kittly Sophie likes the dinging bell movement on the sheep on your blog and swats at it--that's about as far as her hunting instincts go...

  6. We have a barn cat who kills squirrels -- big ones! We've never actually witnessed the killing of a squirrel, but we find squirrel tails all over our barn. The cat's tummy is always full.



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