Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Bird Antics In My Neck Of The Woods...

Every day for the last week and a half, a little guy like this has been pounding out staccato messages behind our house. He's there at least twice a day and is nothing but persistent and obsessive in his determination.
One would expect him to be hunting for grubs in the fir tree, but he is not.
There is a tall metal ladder leaning up against that tree and he spends part of his morning and a portion of his afternoon, beating out a loud metallic tattoo on the ladder.
After consulting my tried and true guide; Understanding the Language and Communication Styles of Birds of the Pacific Northwest, I have come to the realization that he is hammering out a message in Morse Code. I now have the translation of that message and I would like to share it with you.

It goes as follows: S/M, young, clean cut, fun-loving, hard working. Lives in country. Enjoys the outdoors and nature. ISO sensitive companion, possible LTR as nestmate.
No D/D/S. Please respond, ASAP. Photo not necessary.

He gives a broader meaning to the term Numb Skull.



marylou said...

What scares me about this post is you, Ellen, my bestest friend, actually know how to write one of those ads;)
Love ya, Marylou

weebug said...

what fun! and how annoying.

maggiegracecreates said...

Laughing my arse off at MaryLou's comment.

We had a lovely woodpecker visit and do the same thing on the barn flashing at the house. Generally in early morning hours of the only Saturday we could sleep in.

Monica said...

That is just hilarious!!! You're so great Ellen,
have a good weekend!!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

What a cute post! I had a red headed woodpecker that used to do that on my house, too. You have a great blog here. Thank you for visiting my blog today, too.

Crayons said...

Ha! So that's what they are saying. Thanks for this clever post.

Anonymous said...

LOL! You have a true Dr Doolittle gift there!