Friday, March 27, 2009

Beware of the Blue Birds

Every morning I take my bags and the kids bags out to the car before I get them up to leave. We do not have a driveway so I park on the street but our front yard is small and there is a side walk that leads from the porch to the street so it's not that bad. If you look at my profile picture which is a picture of our house you can kind of see on the left side a pine tree.

Well this pine tree is huge and it is the home to some very lovely blue birds. I don't know if any of you know much about blue birds but they are very mean, territorial birds. The are the absolute worst in the spring and I assume it's because they have babies to protect.

So this morning I am walking down the steps of my porch carrying my purse and tote bag, Emma's book bag and overnight bag, and Ian's book bag and overnight bag (they are going to the MIL's for the weekend and I leave straight from picking them up to meet her.). Out of the corner of my eye I see movement in the air to my right side (from the pine tree)and the next thing I know I have two blue birds making a bee line for my head. I scream and toss my hands up to cover my head which the birds are dive bombing. This causes the bags I was carrying to go flying across the yard. At the same time I also loose my balance and start stumbling backwards. I eventually fell and landed on my butt on one of the cement steps. By the time I was down I was laughing hysterically because I know that the site of me was just crazy and I was pretty sure the high school kids standing at their bus stop had seen all of this happen. I feel I should also mention that before I could get my hands to my head I felt the birds so close to it that it moved my hair.

Once I stopped laughing at myself and stood back up I was able to see that yes the high schoolers had seen me and they were all laughing hysterically at me and I don't blame them it had to of been a very funny site.

So if you see any Blue Birds protect your heads!


Missy said...

You made my morning! I am very cautious around birds - they kind of freak me out!

We have a woodpecker in the tree right outside our front door. EVERY SINGLE DAY for a month - I would walk out the front door and it would loudly fly out and squawk at me! It is amazing I am still alive.

So funny the HS kids were laughing. I love being able to laugh at myself too!

Tiffany McCallen said...

I just saw one the other day in our woods. Guess I'm glad I wasn't closer! Funny story, Jess, and I glad they didn't peck out your eyes, a la "The Birds."