June 22, 2015

DUCK!

No really...I mean it....

DUCK!



Whew...that was close...Oh wait..

Did you think I meant 'duck' as in the bird? Sorry, my bad! Maybe I should have been more clear and said 'Cover your head quick!' or something? Maybe RUN AWAY!?!

You see, in our yard in PA we have some 'attack birds'. Well, more like very protective parent birds. A few years ago Mom put up a bird house, not really expecting anything to take to it.



Ever since then, every year without fail a pair of these guys has made it their, and their babies, home for a few months of the year.



Mom thinks they are purple martins, but isn't 100% sure. Whatever they are, they sure are pretty little birds...and VERY protective if you get to close to their..oh boy -

DUCK!



...uh, sorry...what was I saying? Oh yeah....They are very protective and if you get to close to their house they will start dive-bombing to try and chase you away.

It's a bit unnerving having a bird screaming at you and coming in fast at your face and head but their aim isn't to injure - just scare. 

After all, they have to keep those babies in the nest safe!




10 comments:

  1. Well....rather inconsiderate considering you've provided them with a safe house. But they sound like our Magpies. Walking ANYWHERE in nesting season is hazardous. So we can only say DUCK!

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  2. That MAY be a Barn Swallow.... Those come after US when we are on OUR front Porch.... they sit on our Porch Lights... And Poop. A LOT... we are not amused.. DUCK fur SURE....

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  3. I wouldn't let no burd attack me - I barks em up like crazy!

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  4. I was thinking almost the same as Frankie and Ernie but that they mights be tree swallows. We sees them all the time on hikes but they do not bother with me coz I be LOTS bigger than they is, BOL!

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  5. Our mom says that those are tree swallows. The are such a pretty shiny blue/green color. Hopefully when the babies are out of the nest they won't bother you too much.

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  6. YIKES! There's a bluebird family near our chicken coop that is insanely protective!

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  7. Yikes!!! Good things we only gets small burdies nestin' in my yardie! I thinks i would bark my arse off and REALLY piss off the neighbors!! BOL!
    You stay safe Wesley...and if you need backup, just lets me know!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  8. OMD...that looks a bit scary!!
    Smileys and DUCK!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  9. Yup, that's a Purple Martin. We have barn swallows living in our barn and they dive-bomb us when we get too close to their nest. It's OUR barn - the nerve! Barn swallows have reddish bibs and the Martins have white ones.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  10. you could wear a helmet, like Hell-mut my toroise :o)... hope your birds haven't seen that movie by Mr. Hitchcock :o)
    easy rider

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