Menolusional - the bird is dreamin'...

For the first week of my stay in Edinburgh this season, I slept over at Mac2's flat and only transferred to the Father's on the Monday, when things had settled a bit.  Mac2 had mentioned and shown me that she needed to chase off a crow who had taken up a morning ritual of knocking on the upstairs flat's dining window. The routine she had established was to open her equivalent window, stick her head out and PSSTTT at it.

Next morning it came, then, yours truly decided to give it a go. Sure enough, off it went.

Don't recall if it came on Christmas day... perhaps he had family to attend... but on Boxing day morning, sure enough, 'knock knock knock'. I started to open the window, but this time it flew away just at the sound.

Okay.

Saturday, along it came and again just the moving of the handle of the window was sufficient to stop the knocking. Birdie, though, simply flew onto the opposite roof and stared down - nay, GLARED - to see if the window was going to open. I did open it and off the crow flew.

Sunday morning. The handle again stopped the knock and again the bird flew to the opposite roof. This time trying to engage me in conversation!!! CAW CAW CCCAAACAACAWWWW????

Well, it's like this Bird. The knocking is annoying. Not to mention the potential for damage. Let's face it too, the other bird you think you are tapping on is just a pale reflection and will never give you what you want. You are getting more out of me than that mirror world. Which is not good either. Now off with you.... and I tapped the window......  Off it went.

Monday morning, I tried just tapping the window.  It worked. Now it occurred to me that perhaps Birdie thought I WAS the shadow critter...There was an attempt to strike up conversation again, but I had to be strong. PPSSSTTTTTT!!!!

I have no idea what the state of affairs is now.

Here's the bird. It flew off and strutted on a totally separate roof.





























13 comments:

  1. I think the crow was trying to strike up a conversation. They are such intelligent birds. Have you read 'Corvus' by Esther Woolfson? A wonderful book, and it completely changed the way I look at these birds.
    Cheers! Gail.

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    1. Hari OM
      Oh I have heard of that book, but have not read it... will look it up!!! I know the intelligence of corvids as have had tame magpies and currawongs in Sydney garden... Yxx

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  2. Poor Chap.... he must be So Frustrated... Pawhaps he will find a REAL Feathered Furend... in the Spring. Crows ARE very intelligent... and a Bit Ornery...

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  3. We had birdie troubles in the spring. They can be determined!

    Us too! Zzzzzzzzz . . .

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  4. Crikey ..... first I gotta say for Mum ...... that roof!!!!!!!!! How beautiful is that?? The moss!!!!! REALLY beautiful!! Yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnn!!!!
    second I gotta say for ME!!!!!! I could chase that bloke away for you so's he wouldn't come back.
    Third I gotta say for Mum ..... Crows are wonderful birds. She reckons they're smarter than me. Just shows how smart she isn't, aye??

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    1. Hari OM
      Charlie's mum - isn't it just???
      Charlie - I bet you could, shame you'd have to fly to get here.....
      Charlie's mum - could be, (but sssshhhhhhhhhhhh...)

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    2. Mum's laughing ...... WHAT's funny??????????? I'm SMART!!!!!!!!

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  5. I think Bertie is right ...must be trying to start up a conversation!

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    1. ...oh I don't doubt it - just needs to go to the right bar though!!!

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  6. That poor bird. It's only trying to be your friend and your are chasing it off! I feel sorry for it. Mind you, if it were to come over here, I would set the cat at it!

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  7. I love crows!!!! We need your naming wit again! 4 bucks hanging about!!!!

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