Wednesday, 2 June 2010

In a bit of a flap ...

Oh goodness, I almost forgot to do my calendar for June ... so here it is ... a day late!






















I got in a scrape today!

I was slow off the mark feeding the blackbirds and one very cheeky fellow decided to come into the cottage looking for the goodies. I'd left the front door wide open because it's very hot again today and in he came

Helping him to find the way out again was very tricky. He got in a flap and made quite a bit of mess and lost a few feathers too! Eventually, he sat very still while I talked to him and managed to open the window ... I left him to it and eventually he flew out ... but not before he left me another big "message"

:o)

22 comments:

bad penny said...

OOPS !

fibrefrolics said...

Lovely calendar picture. Very you! Its nice to have blackies hopping around, but maybe not in the house. Quite an adventure for him.

Mary said...

Oh No! I've had a bird fly into my house from the front door TWICE now. Not fun. Not fun at all! But I do love your calendar.

Kaye Turner said...

Glad he found his way out safely! That will be something for him to tell his grandchildren...

mano said...

I love blackbirds (your painting is beautiful!), because every evening they sing so wonderful songs. and they are very funny, when they catch worms from the ground.

Carole said...

lovely calendar, love your blog :)

Lynn said...

Your bird drawing is wonderful. And the bird story funny. Hope the messages were not too hard to clean up. ;-)

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Sea said...

Love the calendar page. Didn't realise you had drawn that! dunno why, brilliant, I "draw" with needles and thread I suppose

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Well done for extracting your blackbird visitor , I am sure he thought you would like his message :-)

Julie said...

I love blackbirds too Carolyn, especially their wonderful song. We have a nest in the garden and the parent blackbirds are very busy feeding their little one (not sure if there is more than one). I feel privileged to have this family in the garden. We thought the egg was never going to hatch, the hen had been sitting on it for so long! I'm glad your blackbird got out safely :o)

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments about the blackbird. I've got to put you right tho' as I didn't draw or paint the blackbird on the calendar. It was a "free to use" graphic but I can't remember where I got it from as I've had it in my collection for a long time. I'm glad you like it tho'. For me, it's those vibrant red berries that attracted me ;o)

The message cleaned up ok. I'm grateful that I hadn't yet got round to hanging my new cream curtains!

:o)

Julie, I'm so glad your blackbird family returned to nest in your garden again this year!

missy k said...

Hi Carolyn

I would have loved to see you chatting to the blackbird! Maybe he left you a 'message' because he knows how much you like berries!!!!

Have a good June! Isn't it lovely now the sun is shinning a bit more?

Karenx

Jill said...

I am sure he was just leaving you small deposits of 'luck'.

Emma said...

Well, I'm delighted you will swap - you're No 47! Send me your address when you have a mo & don't worry, I plan to be 50 for a year, so get better first!

Andi's English Attic said...

What a cheek!
We had a bird trapped in our bathroom when I was a child. I'll just tell you that the whole room needed redecorating. From one bird. You got off lightly! xx

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

... it was a bit like Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" as I tried to get near to open the window. He was flapping about right by my ears and I found it a little scary having that noise so close. Imagine what it would be like with lots of birds ...

libbyquilter said...

hello Carolyn and love your calendar~!~as well as your story.

:-)
libbyQ

Cathy said...

Lovely painting Carolyn and I did laugh myself silly at the blackbird's antics. I bet he won't be coming in again in a hurry. Gorgeous photo mosaics too. Off to check some of the links out. Have a good week.

Jensters said...

Im sure you could paint the blackbird Carolyn as your very talented....what a story hey and lucky for you you didnt put those cream curtains up xx

The WestCountryBuddha said...

It's probably a sign of good luck or something! That's what everyone told me when a large pigeon dumped on me whilst I was standing under a tree recently...went right down my neck and stuck to my back!!

We had a magpie once that fell down the chimney and into the living room. Frightened the life out of me, as it was flapping around getting stressed.I remembered seeing one of those vet's programmes on TV, and copied what they did to calm birds. I got a tea towel and managed to get close enough to throw it over the bird completely. It stopped moving immediately and I was able to pick it up and release it. Phew. Glad your blackbird was ok :)

Cathie said...

Oh Dear No - not on anything "white" I hope. You're too funny! You and your blackbirds. Do love this guy pictured though. Blackbirds here in NC can be a bit "nasty". They zoom down at Gizmo when he's out lollygagging in the garden. I have to chase them away.