Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Birds

Have you seen the Alfred Hitchcock movie, The Birds?  I felt like I was in the Hokkaido version of The Birds.  I was walking home from the garden and I decided to take a short cut through the trees by the university.  Two giant jungle crows started making a ruckus and attacking me!  Luckily, I had the watering bucket with me, so I started running while swinging the bucket around.  It was a very scary experience.  When I got home, I told Ted about it.  He said they probably have a nest and maybe some babies.  I haven’t walked through that area again, but I did lean out the window and saw them in this pine tree, which is level with our third floor window.  The pictures aren’t great, but I do think they have a little baby in that nest.



While leaning out the window to see the birds, I noticed this little Bug Boy chasing something. Boys here (and maybe boys everywhere) are really fascinated with bugs.


5 comments:

  1. I still have nightmares of "The Birds" and that's only from watching a few scenes here and there. I've never actually seen the entire movie (and never will). It must have been a terrifying experience.

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  2. I'm sorry! Nature can be rough. The boy looks like he is having fun, my boys used to like to hunt bugs too.
    Hope you have good dreams.

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  3. There was an article online I read about a group of crows that started bringing a little girl in Seattle "presents" for feeding them. It was so interesting, I always think crows are pretty smart birds.

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  4. I am always chased each summer by the red-wing black birds on our bike path. They have even pecked at my hat! I am a slow jogger so I have to be careful! My "boys" still like bugs-they are 18 and 20. Thank God they have stopped collecting them in jars!

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  5. o my. I had read about such things happening in manga (haha) but I didn't know that the crows actually attacked!

    Love the little boy and his bug pack. Maybe his mom was not so thrilled with what he brings home. :D

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