Friday, 18 May 2012

Anticipated Friday feasting

Loyal readers, something unbelievably exciting has happened.  it has  a million per cent of my attention.
 Looking down from the balcony, I noticed that the birdbox had been shown some interest.
 On further inspection, we can see it was being shown very close interest.
This is kirjosieppo, a pied flycatcher - whom Äiti says is either very brave or suidical.  He (the boys are tuxies so we know it's a male) is a really loud chap and was yelling all day outside, and inspecting both the snack dispensers in the back garden. Äiti is really hoping that he will settle in the one nearest us, as it has the camera inside it.
 We of course are really hoping he will move in and have a family.
Äiti is of course encouraging this! But she says that if the nest is occupied we will be banned from the catio when the youngsters appear. We think this needs to be negotiated. In the meantime, she has put out a huge pile of furs for them.
And this is another miracle - the furs are from Lewis-veli! Äiti managed to catch him in the right place and comb him. He was very scared at first but did not struggle. Äiti gets upset that he and Harris must have been so badly treated that even after all this time they still don't trust or want Äiti to touch them. She says she can of course live with that, but it's sad for them. 

7 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh I am impressed with all those furs, but I really want that bird!

Nerissa said...

Ooohhhh.... Bird TV with props! And sets! Ever neat!!!

Prancer Pie said...

We await that video with baited breath! About that ban from the catio, surely some sort of compromise can be reached.

Sparkle said...

What?! You kitties might be banned from some of the most exciting Bird TV ever?! Not fair! Just 'cause you might want to meet some of the celebrities, that is no reason to ban you...

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Those beds are incredibly lucky to have such wonderful fur available for their nest!

Now, DO behave, all of you!!!

Purrs,
The Chans

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, temptation, up close! We hope the bird does have a family too, and that a catio compromise can be reached.

That Lewis-veli and Harris still don't want human touch saddens our mom too, deeply. But we're glad they both have Aiti, who understands them and lets them be who they are, emotional baggage and all.

Kari said...

Your Aiti is full of love for all her kitty children. She
loves Harris and Lewis for who they are and asks only that they find peace and happiness. Many human mums could learn a lesson from her. That's a fact!