Thieves make off with construction materials

Posted on April 13, 2010


Yesterday I was clicking away at the keyboard when movement caught my eye.  A cute little chickadee. Wait, wait . . .

Hey! Whaddya think you’re doing?!?  The chickadee perched there, with a beakful of my shoe lining, looking innocent: Who, me?

She hunkered down inside the shoe and kept working. Maybe I wouldn’t notice.

She was making good progress.  Then there was a great fluttering and fussing as a phoebe descended and demanded a share of the loot. 

I wasn’t quick enough to get a picture of the phoebe and the chickadee disputing, but I did capture the scene of the crime.  I’ve brought the shoes inside. 

I have an idea that should make all of us happy.  There are quantities of Cowboy fur all over the Writing Studio and Bait Shop.  I’m going to pile it in a box out on the deck and watch. If the birds think it’s good nesting material, we may have a good recycling project.