Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Cat is a Bird!

For the last 5 days that damn bird has been flying at my bedroom window in the early hours of dawn - before I want to wake.
Not just once and knocking itself out - multiple times.
I've identified this stupid bird as a green catbird.
Just before it's attack it makes a sound like an annoying nasal child with a high pitched voice bothering it's mother with stupid noises maaaaayaaap maaaayaaap (well it's difficult to write a cat bird sound). It sort of sounds like a cat's meow.

I heard if you put a big bird shape on the window it scares them away, but Big Bird is so friendly looking I would just get more birds - maybe more Big Birds.
I hung a big shawl on the pane which scared it for about a minute.
I put a sewing box on the ledge and hey - it stopped! Seems the bird is scared of sewing...
I was just thinking I had it, when after five minutes of peace it started again
I know it's scared of cameras because every time I try to film it, it stops.

It's getting so I don't like birds anymore, all I can hear in my head is flutter flutter flutter and I want to cover my ears and curl up into a ball moaning 'make it stop! make it stop!', like someone who's been locked in an aviary at the zoo for a week - with thirty nasal pre school children with high pitched voices calling for their mother.

Daphne Du Maurier had a cat bird hitting her bedroom window every morning - that's why she wrote 'The (Cat) Birds'.


Other well known people who have had cat bird mornings are...

Mary Shelley - Quote: 'It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow red eye of the creature cat bird open'. From Frankenstein.
Paul McCartney - 'Black Catbird singing in the dead of night...'
Agatha Christie - She wrote 'The (Cat) Bird with the Broken Wing' in 1930.
Charles Darwin - He just did, you can tell.
Tennessee Williams - He wrote 'Cat (bird) on a Hot Tin Roof'
and Carol King- which is why she wrote 'You've Got a Friend' - she wrote that for a friend who had the same problem with cat birds...


2 comments:

  1. Had lots of cats birds at our last house but they just eat the grapes. Maybe your bird can see something it thinks it can eat, a Julie delight..

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  2. Ha ha ha! except that I'm not very delightful at six in the morning...

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