Sunday, September 13, 2009
Some of you have asked what is happening in my quest to be rid of the bad bird or the Guestapo Bird as he has also been called. All summer long, be have been missed birds frequenting our feeders. We have been driven crazy by the Bad Bird who continues to peck on our house and car windows. It's really embarassing to go to work with white bird do-do dripped down the car door! I have to admit though, it is kind of amusing watching him fly from the front to the back, and back to the front of the house on guard against other birds in the feeders.
If you follow my blog, you may remember me telling you about Mr. and Mrs. Baldy. Well, they are still near, but rarely come to the feeders out of fear, I suppose.
A few years ago, I picked up a bird trap for English Sparrows when we thought that we would attract Blue Birds to our yard. I asked Terry if he thought we could trap Bad Bird. We agreed it was worth a shot. He set up the trap with mirrors under and behind it in hopes that Bad Bird would want to fight himself in the mirrors. We actually had forgotten about it because it wasn't working.
If you have never seen one, here it is. No, that's not Bad Bird inside. Its just a replica.
This morning I was so excited because both Mr. and Mrs. Baldy were eating at the feeders. When Terry went outside later, he came back in to tell me that the reason the Baldys were back was because Bad Bird was in the trap!!!
We put the trap in the back of the truck and drove him about 20 miles south.
We turned him loose and he flew up to the top of Grissom Jr. High. My grandson said he was up there looking to see what direction to fly home. He thought for sure Bad Bird would get there before us!