Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Aves Aperture

On Sunday I stepped out through the family room door and noticed several large pieces of plastic lying on on the deck. Then I looked up and saw why. The air vent cover was completely broken.   As I continued to examine the vent I saw pieces of dry grass sticking out of the hole:

At the time Hubby Tony and I were on our way out the door and couldn't do anything about the problem.  We returned just as it was getting dark, so it was the next day before I could pull out the ladder and study the broken vent up close.   I climbed up the ladder until the vent was at eye level. Suddenly I heard a rustle from inside and a small bird flew out and straight towards me.  Yikes!  I jumped down and rolled (gracefully, I think) onto the deck.  After I got up I looked around to make sure no one saw me before I went inside.

I'm sure the bird was in a panic.  I know it took  me 20 minutes to settle down.  Then I started thinking about what we had to do to fix the problem.

(To be continued....)

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  1. Hmm...there's always google, maybe how to relocate a nest

  2. Little birdies and critters. We've got critters every flippin' where here. They think our trailer top roof is a bowling alley for black walnuts.

  3. Sigh... This is somewhat a common problem in Hawaii...

    1. I guess that makes sense--without a cold-weather season to make them fly away I bet the birds are always in nesting mode.