Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Birds

My husband does not like birds.
He's afraid of them.
He won't be mad that I'm telling 
because it's common knowledge.
They are all 'chickens' to him.
Suffice it to say there was a bad incident
many years ago with a small boy,
baling twine,
and a large goose.
That ended with the goose honking and flapping its wings,
while standing the little boy's rump.

So what do I do on vacation?
I take my hubby to the local park where all the birds hang out.
I promise, I do not do this to cause him discomfort.
I just reason they aren't going to come too close,
and if they do,
I will protect my husband.
(I've done this before when a crazy swan got excited and tried to get him at the zoo.)

At the park I'm making these comments about how nice it is that all the birds just get along.
See there are ducks floating around,

An egret, stork or heron - 
let's just call it a long-legged bird

Overhead there are gulls.

Trumpeter Swans

and geese.

So I'm talking about how wonderful this is,
all these birds sharing the same space 
as we are walking around the lake
(By the way, hubby is walking on the outside so I am between him and said birds.)
We notice this lovely swan
with its butt in the air.
Now my husband, being very frightened, scared observant
says, that bird is not real.
Sure enough the trumpeter swan that has its butt in the air 
is really a fake swan that has turned over.


It seems the city puts those swans in the pond to keep the geese away.
Trumpeter swans and Canadian geese do not get along
which explains this pic.

Yeah, I'd keep my eye on him too.


  1. Ha! That's so funny. Both that your hubs doesn't like the birds, and that you were there enjoying them when he found the one to be an imposter. cute! I don't like geese either. They always scared me as a kid, just running toward me when I had nowhere to go to get away... Olive always runs towards birds. Squirrels too. She can't get enough of 'em!

  2. LOL!! What a FUN story!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE the photos! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Hel Hello, I'm still making my Pink Saturday
    Love you pink post this week and these
    birds are just beautiful.
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage


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