I kind of gave away the plot of this story with the title, but there has been this bird hanging around my carport the last week or so. In fact, it felt so odd when it swooped through the carport that I knew something else was going on. Another nest?? If you follow this blog, you are well aware of the habitat my house has become for neighborhood birds, and it’s actually cool with me!
[check out some posts and pics about the nesting birds here or here or here]
So this swooping bird… what’s going on? Well, I snooped around the yard (yeah, isn’t it weird I had to sneak around on my own property??) and nothing in the backyard. But alas, in a bush on the corner of my house, a nest! This nest just so happens to be about 10 feet from where one of my dogs likes to hang out. You’ll see in the video that she likes to lay in this brick “flower bed” area on the outside edge of the carport. Evidently this little hangout spot is a little too close for comfort for the bird parent. It’s so funny because I noticed the bird (who loves to do that kamikaze dive towards anything getting to close to it’s nest) swooping down towards my dog, and not just that… it would bump into my dog! It wouldn’t use it’s beak to bite, or legs to claw at my dog, just a gently bump… over and over! I thought, “Oh man, I’ve GOTTA get this on video!” So finally, it was happening again and I caught it on video.
It’s such a weird thing to watch, and especially because my dog Asia barely acknowledges the bird haha Atta girl! How was that setup for a video where you already knew what was happening? 🙂 Ok, now it’s time for the video, check it out!
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-Out of the Wilderness