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.


D1-D2 said...

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.

Janie said...

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.

blue star stitcher said...

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.

Beth in IL said...

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!

rosey175 said...

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