Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Real Angry Birds Very Mean Birds Very Angry Birds

We have some real aggresive mocking birds in our front yard that dont want anyone coming around. One of them sits on the roof of the house and surverys the scene for intruders.
There may be more than one pair and more than one nest.
I just went outside and was attacked by two mocking birds. One was on a wire above the sidewalk. The other came out of a bush. Most likely where their nest is.
I understand they are protecting their territory but they also seem to think our house and yard are theirs. And that we dont belong there.
We have had this before but they seem even more aggresive of defending their territory this time.
Swooping in and down on anyone who ventures out the front door. And even attacking when we are in the back yard.
 Every child in the South of the USA is taught it is bad luck to kill a mockingbird. Why is it? I dont know.
I looked that up on the web and the answer most given is that they are harmless and that is a sin to kill them. Some of that comes from the book To Kill A Mockingbird. The kids are told that the birds just sing pretty and make beautiful music so dont kill them. And they are told it ok to kill bluejays.
Well I think it is wrong that mockingbirds are harmless. They attack humans who come near their nest.
  It is bad luck also to walk under a ladder, step on a crack in the sidewalk, put a hat on a bed, or break a mirror.
Flannery O'Connor pointed out that TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD is a children's book and that somebody should tell the people that that is what it is.
When the book was first released, Southern writer Flannery O'Connor commented, "I think for a child's book it does all right. It's interesting that all the folks that are buying it don't know they're reading a child's book. Somebody ought to say what it is."[

   Sparrows do not attack. They just fly off to distract the visitor near their nest.