Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bluebird 1, car 0

 On this Easter Sunday, we obviously parked in the wrong place as far as this bluebird was concerned. The reflective glass and shiny chrome made it appear there was another bluebird encroaching on his territory and he obviously was having none of it. As we watched from the window inside the house, he repeatedly flew to the nest, then back to our car to peck at his reflection in the chrome, then back to the nest, then back to the car ... on and on and on.

 Peck, peck, peck.

It was obvious he wasn't going to give up. Could a little bluebird damage our car? We gave up and moved it. Bluebird 1, car 0.

Update: H/t Susan and Jeff Sili for informing this was the daddy bird (instead of my earlier reference to a female), something I have corrected in the text. Thanks also to Donald Williams for adding more detail about the male bluebirds.

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
Easter 2014
April 20, 2014

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