Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mork and Mindy

Almost every morning at approximately 7.00am, there is a loud incessant tap on our window.

We have full length windows down to floor level with reflective tinted glass. So from the outside, it will be exactly like looking into a mirror.

Unfortunately this results in a point of contention for not one, but two little feathered friends, whom I've affectionately nicknamed Mork and Mindy.

I try to see this as an educational experience. I've learnt that magpies are extremely territorial and also very aggressive creatures. These guys really make a scene - fiercely attacking and flying at what I'm sure they sincerely believe to be an intruder into their 'territory'.

Hubby does not appreciate their presumption in claiming our front lawn as 'their' territory. He now has a personal vendetta against Mork and Mindy.

I hope the neighbours' imaginations don't run too wild as they try to figure out the shouts and banging against the window which ensue at around 7.01am each morning.

Any ideas of how we can deter these guys? I'm worried that one day our window might crack.


  1. Um, call the council to ask for advice?



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