The Birds and the Bees

We live in a real life Hitchcock film with Liam doing his best Tippi Hedren impersonation trying to dodge the blitzkrieg of shit from the rooks, crows, pigeons, wrens, blackbirds, robins, doves, starlings, ducks and tits great and small. Wiping down the garden fixtures with a damp J cloth has become a daily ritual.

Pansies HQ overlooks the Wherryman’s Way and so we’re well used to the endless procession of panting dogs with booted walkers in tow. Much more interesting is the sight of partridges and pheasants – though not chickens – crossing the road followed by the occasional muntjac deer.

And then there is the felonious squirrel who raids the nuts from our neighbour’s bird feeder and buries his booty in our lawn. More annoying are the wasps looking for a cosy place to bed down in our loft and the masonry bees setting up home by burrowing into the ancient mortar keeping our equally ancient bricks in place. And don’t ask me about the pesky moles tunnelling beneath our feet.

This isn’t the birds and the bees I learned about as a hormone raging teenager.

And now for the trailer with Liam in a blond wig…

4 thoughts on “The Birds and the Bees

  1. Oh, I remember seeing that movie! It scared the crap out of me and I couldn’t be around birds for years. Now I love them and have three different kinds of birdfeeders going. It is bird music all the time in my front yard.

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  2. Oh my dears, we’ve gone from drought, to monsoon and a new type of mosquito. They’re big as drones and swarm, attacking everything and everyone. It gives a whole new meaning to staying at home. A feature blog post perhaps.

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