I'm starting to think I don't have a need for a television in the summer. My yard critters are so good at providing me with entertainment, I find myself captivated by their antics for hours on end.
Last year Momma Bird decided to make herself at home in one of my bird feeders building herself a cozy little nest, so I never got around to actually filling it with seed. Turns out that she loved her little hut so much, she came back again this year for round 2 of hatching her little baby birds.
She did it all on her own last year, so I was quite surprised that she either whipped her man into shape this year or kicked his sorry butt to the curb and finally found a male of worth to watch over her. And watch over her he did! He was on that branch for days on end, never straying far from Mama's side.
Although I was far away on my deck, he was giving me the stink eye, making sure the tone was set not to mess with dad.
Apparently this little birdy here didn't get the memo to stay away or was just itching for trouble because he couldn't resist hanging out on the fence a wee bit too close to Mama Bird.
So, dad did what he does best and opened a can of whoop ass on little birdy.
The show went on for a good 30 minutes until little birdy learned his lesson and flew away. Dad definitely had his work cut out for him! He was vigilant at watching over Mama Bird every day, and in the end was rewarded with 3 sweet little baby birds of his very own.
Who needs staged soap operas when you can tune into the animal soaps every day in your own back yard?
Kudos to all you hard working dads out there! May you be blessed with lots of love this Father's Day!