|Winston At Work|
I noticed after several days of this behavior, he'd actually managed to make a hole in the building, obviously in the stucco part, and was now madly tearing out insulation! Not long after, lady woodpecker swoops on by and tucks herself right in the hole. Damn! Mr. wasn't a dumb shit after all!
Watching the hole each time I went outside, I'd see Mr. and Mrs. take turns going in and out with nesting material. When the babies hatched, they'd do the same thing bringing food. Soon, the babies grew, learned to fly and the hole/nest was abandoned. I felt sad.
I wasn't sad for long. About three weeks ago, I see not one but two male woodpeckers, jack hammering the side of the building! This time, the females would fly by to check progress before taking off for the woods to get lunch. I started to wonder what the conversations might be like between those birds...
|The Woods Behind My Building|
Arnold ~ Me, too! Thinkin' he's special 'cause he's a fancy city 'pecker!
Charles ~ He's a pecker, all right! When Gloria saw that Phyllis had a nest in a nice beige building, she HAD to have the same. Just like when Winston brought home a baby snake for dinner. Gloria had to have one of those, too. I fucking HATE snake!!!
Arnold ~ Tell me about it, Brenda's the same way. Winston, this! Phyllis, that! You'd think they were eagles or something!
Charles ~ I started a great nest in a nice Australian pine, but OH! NO! Gloria wasn't havin' any of that. "What if there's a hurricane, Charles? What if the tree falls down, Charles? What if a squirrel climbs up there, Charles?"
Arnold ~ We've been makin' nests in trees forfuckingever but because of fancy-feathers Winston, we gotta be breakin' our beaks on this damn building!
Gloria and Brenda do a fly by ...
Gloria ~ You boys almost done? We need to lay these eggs, NOW! Y'all are talkin' more than two old owls!
Brenda ~ Winston didn't talk to anyone. He had Phyllis' nest done in two days. You guys are gonna be here all week at this rate. Shut-up and get to work!
Charles and Arnold ~ Yes, dear!
|Gloria Screaming for Charles to Get His Ass Home|
My new meds totally rock!