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).