Here’s one for Murphy. You know Murphy, of Murphy’s Law. This week-end I am participating in the Great Back Yard Bird Count. I have wanted to do this for several years now, but I kept forgetting. I finally remembered, so, here I am, all ready to count birds, and what do you know…
Of course, the bird count wasn’t last week-end or the week-end before, when tons of birds were on my deck. (Well, maybe not tons, because birds don’t weigh very much, but you get what I mean.) Dozens and dozens of the adorable little things showed up in the freezing cold and snow to eat the sunflower seeds I threw out for them. Over the past several weeks, I have seen Titmice, Chickadees, Juncos, Purple Finches, Gold Finches, a Towhee, Bluebirds, Cardinals, Sparrows and Blue Jays.
But, this week-end, when I could be officially counting them, not very many birds are showing up. And I think maybe I know why.
When it was snowy and very, very chilly, my cats were being wimps and hiding from the cold. Now, though, when it is a little warmer, they are out and about and hanging around their favorite places. Including the deck. And, consequently, scaring away my cute little birds.
Have a beautiful day!
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