Nature is Greusome

June 4th, 2008 by Potato

A bird (which I think is either a grackle or a swallow) has set up a nest in my next door neighbour’s bathroom exhaust vent on the side of their house. It made for some interesting lazy bird watching as the bird flew right by my office window going on its feeding rounds. As the baby birds get bigger, you can hear them chirping as the bird brings food back on his/her rounds.

Unfortunately, not all has gone to plan, and one of the baby birds fell out of the nest and died. Unfortunately, it didn’t fall all the way out of the nest, and now this dead baby bird is hanging by its leg off the vent cover on my neighbour’s house. To add insult to injury, the baby birds are now getting big enough that it doesn’t look like mommy can fit in the vent tube with them all at the same time now, so instead of climbing in to feed them, she stands on the convenient perch made by the dead bird and just sticks her head in to feed the other birds. Sick.

Oh, I forgot to mention that the Vibe I rented in Victoria had a 120 V AC power port on the front dash, which I thought was a pretty neat feature. No more having to buy all kinds of car adapators for various electronic gizmos (phone chargers, laptops, ipods, etc): just use the regular wall-socket version while in the car!

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