Mysterious

There have been strange things happening around here.

I live in an apartment with a door to a small outside but covered courtyard.  An outside entrance,  I’m sure, so they can say it is a townhome and charge me more rent. But anyway. . .

I keep finding grass all over my doormat.

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Took me a few days to look up and find a barn swallow nest above my door.

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Now what do I do? It’s a bit ewwwee — not sanitary at all. If I call the landlord they will remove the nest and I will feel bad. Like I’ve ruined this middle-class bird couple’s chance for a new home, in a nice neighborhood, with dry, protected surroundings.  hmmm.

On another bird note  (see what I did right there? 🙂

On another bird note, my hummingbirds are back. I was slow to get my feeder up. To my delight, there were many flying around my deck looking for the feeder. They came back. How cool is that? Enjoy your day,

— Namaste

Author: Debra Happe

Debra Happe is a writer and marketing professional based in Des Moines, Iowa. Debra does business, magazine, and freelance copywriting work. Specialties include science-based, environmental, and technological. Connect on LinkedIn for professional inquiries.

3 thoughts on “Mysterious”

  1. Mystery solved! It would have taken me days, too, to finally look up. That’s a pretty strange place for a bird to decide to nest considering how open it is. Did the super remove it?

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  2. Although I live in downtown Chicago, I am at the lakefront and get to enjoy all manner of nature and natural things. I see them riding my bike and I know it is good for my soul. I don’t feel like I am in the heart of the city at all. Your hummingbirds reminded me of one of my favorite sights ever – birds bathing. I have been fortunate enough to see this dozens of times and it just makes me smile every time. Unfortunately, I never seem to be able to get my cell phone camera out in time to capture it. Have a great weekend!

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