Saturday, April 18, 2009

My Feathered Alarm Clock

This morning I was awoken by a rap-tap-tapping on my bedroom window. That was a strange thing to wake up to! I rushed to the window, and looked through the blinds, and couldn't find what had made the noise. I assumed it was a woodpecker. Odd.

So I got up, and later told my daughter about it. She then told me about a yellow bird that had been trying to fly through the living room window yesterday. Silly bird!

So a little while ago, I heard "thump! thump! thump!" coming from my bedroom. I walked in there to see what was making the noise, and there again was a yellow bird flying around the window, trying to get in! After it fluttered around for a few seconds, it grabbed onto the screen and sat there looking at me. Finally it flew away.

A few minutes later, it was back, flying outside of the living room window, then up into the tree.

I grabbed my camera, and looked out the window. It isn't the greatest of photos, but I was taking it through the window with blinds on it.

Introducing the "Tropical Kingbird" (Tyrannus melancholicus) I had actually never seen one of these before, and it took some searching to find out what it was.

Also known as my feathered alarm clock.