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Every year, a family of birds builds a nest right above the flood lights at the peak of the carport. If the hu-dad is not careful to back the Jeep in quite far enough, the nose of the Jeep can be, errrr, “decorated” by said birds. And, those baby birds learning to fly can sometimes be a quick snack if the hu-dad is not paying attention as we walk past (because we ALWAYS notice if one of them is on the ground testing his wings). Once the birds have left the nest, the hu-dad is careful to take it down and try to prevent the birds from coming back the next spring. All of his efforts have failed and, once again, we have birds in the nest.
Tonight, the hu-dad looked up and saw the birds in their nest. He was surprised they were here this late in the year, but he wanted to get a close up picture. He pulled the Jeep out of the car port, carefully climbed on the hood, balanced himself a few feet away and began taking pictures. And, then, . . . the birds all flew away at the same moment.
For some reason, a group of birds all taking flight at the same time can be surprising. When the hu-dad is zoomed in on them, it is even more surprising as viewed through the camera. When he assumed they were too young to fly, it is enough to throw one off balance. Especially if said human is balanced on the hood of the Jeep and is startled backwards because of the sudden flight.
We are just sorry he did not have the camera on video, because that video would have been something to post on this blog. Sort of like the Road Runner winning again and Wile E. Coyote falling into the canyon – from Wile’s perspective. Instead, we just have pictures of birds that the hu-dad swears tried to attack him.
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