I can always count on my blogging friends to solve mysteries for me, and it’s happened yet again.
When I admitted ignorance over the birds swooping at my son’s head every time he entered or exited his new home in the Land-of-the-North, I really was hoping somebody would help.
We all get so used to Googling things we don’t know. Who even owns a set of encyclopedias any more?
Why, the last time I was at Catholic Charities dropping off clothing, shoes, and other items, I ran into an older man toting a HUGE box.
Filled with books.
Encyclopedias, to be exact.
“Sad that nobody uses these any more, isn’t it?” he commented.
Yes, it is.
But I digress.
My son Domer moved into his apartment last July — after some “mysterious” birds had built a nest over his front door.
The nest was empty, but the birds regularly made fly-bys at his head whenever they saw him.
This year, we figured if we knew what species we were dealing with, we might be able to do something to prevent an attack.
But how do you identify something like a bird when you don’t know its name?
Enter my friend Terri, who casually suggested Domer might be seeing SWALLOWS.
Hmm, I thought, reaching for my laptop and keying in Google.
The pictures looked reasonable enough, but still I didn’t know.
So I sent Domer a text, telling him what I’d been told.
His answer? An ecstatic “Oh yeah! That’s them!”
Mystery solved — Thanks, Terri!