Killer Kardinal

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First off: a brief update. I didn’t win the blog contest. 🙁

But I DID want to take a moment to THANK YOU, all of you, who voted for me and expressed your support of my little dream. It was a wonderful experience in that it encouraged me to write more, and it encouraged me to step outside the Boonies and go have a look-see at some of the other blogs that are out there. And there are some WONDERFUL blogs out there! So, I am making a commitment to myself and to you to be a better reader of more blogs. If you’d like me to come take a look at yours, give me a shout out today in my comments section, OK? And I promise to come for a visit!!!

And now, on to today’s post.

If I’m your facebook friend, or your friend on one of the forums I frequent, you have been seeing me whine lately about a bird attacking our house. Now some of you have given me reasonable explanations for why this is the case: he’s attacking his reflection; he’s guarding his territory from the reflection of the male cardinal whom he perceives to be the invading interloper; my windows are too clean.

Hogwash. Or should I say bird doodoo?

This is personal.

The bird has it in for me.

He looks at me, and visions of Tippi Hedren scampering while clutching her pearls race through his tiny little bird brain.

Morning after morning, through the summer months, and all through the fall, this foul fowl has pecked at my panes until I’m positive he is bound to be concussed.

You think I exaggerate. You think I’m a whiner.

Ladies and gentlemen of the aviary jury, I present to you Exhibit A, filmed and scored by the Big Bison himself. Please take note of the changes in season evidenced by the leaves on the trees/or the lack thereof. Come witness for yourself, as the flying fiend figuratively flips me off and gives ME the bird.

The Killer Kardinal Plays Chicken.

YOU be the judge.


  1. The little Ws are in hysterics. 🙂

  2. I agree – this is definitely personal! He’s messin’ with you! What a hoot! I can offer no advice for a remedy. Move?

    I would love for you to come visit.

    My condolences about the award. I know it’s in your future…

    I for one, who frequents the SL forums not enough, would love to see you become more prolific here.

    I made part of your cheesecake last summer. I used a different crust recipe, but I shared some with a co-worker who donated the blueberries from the bushes in her back yard ( labor of sweat!). She said it was better than Cheesecake Factory!

    Kudos to you, Suz!

  3. Ok, that is hilarious!!

  4. Okay, your cardinal is hysterical. I totally needed the laugh. (Sorry it’s at your expense.)

  5. Maybe it wants to try your cooking? It has heard you are a good cook, sees you blogging your recipes and just wants to eat the food?

  6. We had a cardinal who used to dive bomb our family room window at 4:30 every morning at our last house. Sometimes he flew so hard in to the glass that he would knock himself out and fall on to the deck. Unfortunately he always came to and was battling his reflection again the next morning. You’ll have to ask John how he got rid of it. Let me just say he went to great lengths and he used weapons and other things that an otherwise peace loving Englishman would never have considered.
    It was an annoyance to me but it drove poor John out of his ever lovin mind.

  7. My mom had a bird doing that last spring when I was home for the weekend. It about drove us all nuts. I feel your pain! =)

  8. That is hilarious. I shared it on facebook.

  9. That’s funny! I think you’ve got a stalker Sooze! 😀 Bison better watch out!


  10. Thanks, Nota!!!

  11. That video is hilarious!

  12. That video is hilarious!

  13. That bird is out to get you!

  14. BAH! I love it. What a kooky birdy.
    I think he’s fighting with his reflection and can’t figure out why he’s not winning.

  15. Ok…what would happen if you left the door open? And…does he do this if you (singular) are not home?

  16. Heather (MX Mom) says

    Love the way he looks left, looks right (anyone watching??), then goes for the window.

    Put a picture of BIG bird on that window. :>)

  17. That bird is a domestic terrorist! If anyone should be having a full body scan and a pat down before flight, it’s him!

  18. Sarah, that’s kind of like asking if a tree falls in the woods, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a noise?

  19. Wendy: HA!!!! That cracked me up!!!

  20. Sorry you didn’t win, but I am glad it has encouraged you to write more.

    The bird video is great. Is this a cardinal thing? We have a couple that do this, but they leave after 2-3 hits. Yours sure is determined!

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