This evening was another divide and conquer evening. It's baseball season for Thing Two. By the way, Washington Nationals team is doing REALLY well this season. Thing Two's team name is The Nationals! :)
Thing One was home from TKD, we'd had our English Muffin Pizza's, and he was off playing on his IPod. I took the quiet opportunity to just sit on the deck (with a glass of wine of course). Was interesting to hear the different birds talking to one another.
There was the angry hummingbird, who I evidently disturbed by coming out onto the deck. Some will go into the trees and watch to see what is going on, then come back to the feeder when they realize someone is just sitting down. Not this one! He hoovered, flew away a bit, came back, circled, hovered, and flew away for the time I was on the deck. I'm thinking, "Bird, you're crazy! We both want quiet. I don't plan to bug you!" It was a loose for the bird.
Somewhere uphill, it sounded like a momma bird was getting after her brood. If you could putting words to the tweets, it would have sounded like a teenager coming in late, after school, with a bad grade. Could just hear the "Really? First week of school and you already have a bad grade!" Made me snicker.
Downhill somewhere, and again putting human sounds to animals, it sounded like two teenage girls, unwinding from the week of school (can you tell school just started?). It was just tweet, tweet, twEeT, tweet in a happy chirpy sound.
The contrast between the last two sets of birds just made me snicker.