Thursday, April 28, 2016

Beaky's Back!


 Gah! Beaky's seen us. Run for your lives!

 If you've been fortunate enough not to cross paths with this unspeakable imperialist monster, his Pest-of-a-Thousand-Decibels wife, their various nefarious offspring, not to mention their clones, then your luck's run out.

 Brace yourselves everyone. The Tippi Hedren Imperative is now in full effect!

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  1. Run away! Run away!

    *scampers off briskly*

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  2. More bad news: they remember.

    [puts bucket over head. runs away.]

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    1. I could have told them that years ago!

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  3. Ah ha, since it seems to be illegal to import a hadeda I think I may have found my new pet. In fact I would be happy to offer a home to the whole family. In looks and personality they are just what I'm looking for!
    What breed of bird are they?

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    1. Turdus merula, AKA the Blackbird (of doom, in this case).
      If I can manage to get them all in a box without having my eyes pecked out and my eardrums shredded, I'll pop them in the post to you.

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    2. I see.
      Turdus from early Latin, for a thing found on a pavement in the forum.
      Merula is of course a reference to the noise they make, so Turdus Merula = loud shit.
      I see there is also a Turdus Migrationis which is of course flying shit.
      I feel the concierge may not take in the parcel, and one isn't allowed pets in these apartments, hence the proliferation of rabbits, eagles and donkeys.

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    3. A loud flying shit is about right.
      And I'm not above bribing the caretaker- I mean, concierge!

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    4. You can try. She's so passive aggressive we all have great fun defacing the notices she puts in the lifts. I just move them round as a rule. Oh, and the cleaners and gardeners are quite separate people, we're not one of those vulgar developments near the conservatoire!

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  4. You mean that,sweet bird? He probably just hasn't met the right cock yet.

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    1. Sweet?!?

      ::breaks into uncontrollable laughter::

      ::then runs away leaving Mistress Maddie to it::

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  5. After I saw a documentary about crows and human facial recognition, I became a slave to Beaky's Canadian cousin.

    In order to avoid "evils" from him, I must toss peanuts into the yard each morning.

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    1. We so quickly fall under their thrall, don't we? I'm still chopping up sultanas for my Beaky. Yes: "chopping up" - It's as if I don't want him to choke on whole ones.

      "Evils"? "Oooh my God, I so can't believe you just said that!!"

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  6. What you need is a good old fashioned scarecrow...better yet, two scarecrows! What are Prince Chuck & Camilla up to these days?

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    1. Hmmm... I can't quite picture our future king and queen as Worzel Gummidge and Aunt Sally. Although, I bet Camilla's hair first thing in the morning is rather "Worzel"!

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  7. I, meanwhile, am scrambling around the garden trying to photograph woodpeckers and jays and other Florida things-with-wings.At least Beaky obliges.

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    1. Ha! You should see some of the unobliging photos!
      I'm just about to pop over and see how you're doing. See you in a mo!

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  8. The bird life in my garden can be brutal. I have witnesses a wood pigeon being devoured by a buzzard, and a beaky being ripped wing from wing by five magpies.
    Peanuts and sultanas will not suffice.
    Sx

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