The Little Poopy Bird   Leave a comment

There’s a little bird hanging around our house that has, for some time, been known as the Little Poopy Bird.  There is good reason for this.  He just loves to sit on low perches and watch his surroundings — and poop.  A lot.  Most of his favored perches are places where we would really rather he wouldn’t.  Like the antenna of the Beetle, or Billy’s pickup — he’s even been known to fly inside and sit on the steering wheel.  He also has designs on my new Prius’ antenna.  But his favorite place in all the world is Billy’s walker.

You see, Billy uses a walker when he goes out to the pickup.  I help him get in, and then he leaves it there while he makes his rounds.  And there comes Poopy Bird, happy to see we’ve put out his favorite perch again.

Here are the results, before I washed them off — again.

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And here he is, waiting for us to leave so he can take over his post.

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When the walker is unavailable, he sometimes perches on this old wheelbarrow.  And no, he didn’t whitewash the entire inside — I don’t think.

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He is actually a Black Phoebe, a very nice little bird.  And it should be he or she; the sexes are identical, and I’ve seen them both near their nest.  It’s under the eaves, right behind him in the first shot.  You can tell by the . . . poop.  It’s astonishing how much a little bird can produce, even if there’s two of him.

Well, he’s been around long enough to be part of the family, so we’ll just have to put up with him.  And hope he doesn’t take too much of a liking to the pickup’s steering wheel.

Posted April 26, 2015 by stablewoman in Birds, Nature

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