Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Attack of the Birds




When we moved into our home, we noticed there was mud in the corner of the roof. Later we found out it was from a swallow nest that was built while the house was vacant.

The other day I went outside to get the mail and could not believe the hundreds of birds swarming our cul-de-sac. I asked the neighbor what was going on and she pointed to our roof. The birds are back! There were at least 10 of them on the house and TONS more flying around. It looked like a scene out of a freaky movie. I wish we had video of it.

I guess the swallows migrate from Argentina every year and return to the place they resided the previous year. What smart little things to remember their summer home! We want them to find more suitable accommodations for their growing families so we are trying to keep the roof sprayed before they complete their nests. I hope they will quickly find another place to reside, preferably away from human homes. Until then, it looks like I'm on bird "dooty" (get it? bird doo-doo. duty. hehe).

4 comments:

The One said...

Birds scare me more than spiders. I feel for you guys.

nymanzanita said...

You should tell those birds to find a tree somewhere...right?! Good luck with that one.

The Idahoans said...

We know the feeling, when we lived in Orem birds were always getting in a spot between the chimney and the roof and they would get in our attic. It was crazy one time one got in the wall. Gross huh! Good luck! Also we have been extra tired ourselves I am not sure why.

Anonymous said...

Where's a flying CAT when you need One?(Maybe several flying cats!!!)I feel your disgust that's a big "do-doo of a situation.
xxoo G.R.