A bird couple has taken up residence in our backyard.

She spent a week building a beautiful nest right under the slide; getting dried grass, shaping it into a beautiful, softer than I thought possible place to deposit her two eggs. She is most often found in the next, keeping them warm.

He, on the other hand, has spent large parts of the day (including early morning ,oy veh) attacking our window.

Now to the best of my knowledge, I am guessing its because he sees a reflection of a male bird and figures he ought to attack it.

It was kind of cute the first day, but by the second day, wherein he spent large parts of the day flying into our window with a tapping/knocking sound over and over and over and over again, I can’t help but think that this bird is pretty stupid.

I hung up a mask girl1 made in an attempt to scare if off; no dice. No dice on the handkerchief, either, apparently the small slice of window still is reflecting enough to make this bird angry.

I couldn’t help drawing paralells between certain fathers in my acquaintance and this bird.

While the mom makes the nest, lays the eggs, and keeps them warm, he’s flying over and over and over again at his own reflection.

Yep, sure does support my theory that women make the world go round.