The Thrush I call, “What You Doing” in TRV…

Probably one of the most interesting birds I have had the pleasure to put up with….or she puts up with me? Or whatever…

Meet “I wanna know what you are doing” birdbrain

I believe it is a female and yes I call her, “What You Doing” and she is interesting to say the least…

1. 90% of her time is running around on the ground.
2. She lives under the house.
3. She has somehow met and won against “Fatcat” and “Badcat”, who until “What You Doing” came along lived under the house also!
4. She can fly and fly just fine….she just does not want to 90% of the time.
5. This bird has been doing this for a month now.

What You Doing?

I sit on my bench at around 4 a.m. and will hear the Thrush waking up. It comes out before sunrise, but I have seen it scoot out a dozen times from under the house at the back porch. It starts its routine of circling the yard constantly, in search of that never ending need to eat bugs bugs bugs…

My initial fears of her being killed by cats, was unfounded and now the yard has no cats anymore! (??)

During an average day….I meet the little pain in the butt a dozen times. I have to watch and listen carefully or I could cause an issue as I did one time and it took a few days to regain her trust. I tossed an empty water bottle at a pile of wood and guess who was behind that pile….yup, and she did not forgive me for a few days. Now she has decided that I do not want to kill or eat her…

At least she has learned to watch out for me also…

Yet still, I am working away and as I am concentrating on something, I hear that faint scratch scratch of leaves being moved and look around and there is my Thrush (What You Doing) with a big worm in its mouth. Then in one blink of an eye….the worm disappears down the hatch…

At my last trip to the bench and rest a moment after a long day. What you doing comes around and stares at me. Sometimes for minutes and those beady black eyes just bore through me. I stare back and always lose the contest. I have to blink first… 🙂

Birds are interesting…

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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