So here we are, finally enjoying the beautiful flowers of spring, along with warmer temps and a whole lot of better attitudes from the people who are so dreary during the winter season. A new beginning for many little critters out there, gathering twigs and building nests, singing all the while. It's no different here at Happy Valley, where, as I sit, I can hear the songs of the chickadees at my bird feeder, so delicate and happy.
However, some are not content with just song and play...they are attempting to become just a bit too 'friendly'. A very territorial robin is attempting to conquer my west facing windows. The reflection is too powerful to resist plowing into, over and over and over again. This is an annual thing, and we've tried masking the window, hanging predator looking critters and the like to no avail. I just hope he gets his nest made soon and moves on his way. Last spring, I had a little guy pounding that window until early summer, as his first nest was destroyed by a wind storm. They are very persistent.
And this morning I am also greeted by the rat-tat-tat of a northern flicker woodpecker on the roof. Yikes! It sounds like a mini jackhammer creating a remodeling option up there. Oh, please! We have no more room at this inn...move on! Ahhh...some peace at last. A quiet moment now. Time to sew! May you have a wonderfully pleasant and creative day in your 'nest'.