Thursday, May 24, 2012

BLACKBIRD WAR

Also known as:
     Battle for Wind Chime Way
Locations:
    Main battle: Soffit
    Minor skirmish: Gutters
Combatants:
    Homeowner
    Blackbirds
Date:
    May, 2012

Cause:
    Territory War
   
First strike:
    Blackbirds attack Wind Chime Way home to force new inroads to soffit.
    Minor offensive against gutter

First Counterstrike:
    Homeowner mounts ladder
    Strategic  rag inserted in soffit opening to restrict access
    Minor defensive action against combatants in gutter. They flee without a fight.


   

Second offensive:
    Blackbirds tear down rag



Second counterstrike:
    Homeowner erects scaffolding
    Nails opening shut with aluminum, cutting off access to insurgents inside soffit


Third strike:
    Blackbirds call in reinforcements
    Attack aluminum from inside and out

Third counterstrike:
    Homeowner calls in reinforcement.


    Uses scaffolding to disassemble soffit.
    Captures enemy combatants
    Destroys stronghold
   
Aftermath:   
    Homeowner releases captives
    Birds mount futile, but disturbing, guerrilla warfare on roof of  battle site.






Outcome:
    Homeowner declares victory but birds keep vigil, watching and...waiting.



4 comments:

Robin J. Steinweg said...

Congratulations on your--victory?

I'm thinking about shopping today for a hard hat and goggles. Maybe some falconers' gauntlets.

Brrrrr! (shudder)
(it was fiction--Hitchcock wrote fiction...)

Lori Lipsky said...

Loved the photos and battle details.

That last photo has me wondering if there will be a sequel.

Susan said...

Love it; love it! Made me laugh.

Sue Vick Finley said...

That looks like a Cow Bird! It is dangerous to get on the wrong side of the Cow Bird! God speed to you!