Jul 10, 2011

24 Stop Feeding The Pigeon–Part 3

The Final Outcome [PART1] [PART2]

no pigeons allowedI have been relaxed with a Cheshire cat smile plastered on my face. ‘I won the war’ I thought, albeit a bit battered and bruised, still I won the battle. I waited knowing it was only a matter of time before the winged pests swooped in cooing and attempt to walk across my balcony as is their custom in either the eastern or western directions to their nests as is their habit stealthy ignoring my frantic shoos, and shouts (go away!, get out!) as they made their way happily to their nested destination engrossed in deep pigeon conversation. I waited poised in anticipation. A few other birds swooped by and veered off at the last moment when they realized there is netting.

The Confrontation:

It took a few minutes but sure enough the winged vagabonds flew in attempting to do a swoop landing so they could walk across to either side of my balcony (my neighbours to the left and right of me) but was brought up short by the netting. I could see them. They both held precariously to the netting fighting to stay steady cooing to pigeons in conversationeach other as if to say ‘What the hell is this shit’. ‘Oh no she didn’t’ they seem to say looking at each other. As I stood observing they tilted their heads this way and that looking at each other and making sounds as if to figure out just how they can accomplish getting from point A to point B. I stepped out the door unto the balcony and joined the conversation saying, ‘I am sorry you will have to find another means of getting from here to there, my balcony ledge is no longer your thoroughfare.’ They looked at me and cooed as if to say ‘Up yours lady’ and being the generous spirit that I am, I smiled and stepped closer saying, ‘you’re welcome’ as they flew away. I cannot tell you what a relief it is. No more sticks, nests, incessant flutter, flutter, flutter, coo, coo, coo. It was money well spent even if it blew my budget. Just one of life’s unexpected demands that one occasionally must rise and attend to.

I Celebrate Anyway:

fireworksAs for the shit, well one would say that the pigeons won the war, while I they can no longer land, nest, conversate on my balcony they do leave the nasty black and white soupy gift when they zoom up an fly up to the neighbour above me and perch there. *sigh* “you can’t win for losing.” At least I don’t have to content with eggs, nests, and baby pigeons? *Sigh* ‘sometimes the battles won in life are few and far between, as far as victory goes I’ll take it. I believe that we must take our victories were we can and keep moving on regardless and in spite of whatever challenges are endeavour to cross our path.

24 comments:

  1. a Cheshire cat smile as you take effective steps to rid your premises of undesirable pigeons. cat, birds, cat soon has a smile on its face–i think i get it. clever!

    richard Down South

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  2. Hi my friend.
    Thanks for the visit.
    I want to wish you a good weekend and that all your dreams be fulfilled at your wish.
    you’re a very nice friend.Loveya.

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  3. I am very glad you won that battle. I was frantic trying to think what to do about the woodpeckers who were drilling so many holes in my cedar shingles that it (the house) was an eyesore. Finally I had the house sided. It was my only way to keep them away. They have no desire to drill into my vinyl.

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  4. KIA - WHEELS PLUSJuly 10, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    GLAD THAT THE SAGA IS FINALLY OVER AND DID YOU WIN?
    IT IS MONEY WELL SPENT AND THE RESULT IS NOT ONLY IN THE VICTORY OF NOT HAVING THOSE BIRDS SHIT EVERYWHERE NEAR YOU BUT THE PEACE OF MIND YOU’LL HAVE COUPLED WITH LESS WORK ON YOUR VERANDAH AND NO MORE INJURIES TOO!
    OVER HERE IN THE NORTHERN PART OF NIGERIA, SOME FOLKS WOULD HAVE REDUCED THE POPULATION OF THE BIRDS DRASTICALLY BY CATCHING THEM AND ROASTING THEM(TO DO WHAT I HEAR YOU ASK?) EAT!
    I TRUST YOUR ARM AND WRIST ARE HEALING.

    I SINCERELY HOPE THAT THE SOLUTION IS A LONG LASTING ONE EVEN AS I WISH YOU A FABULOUS WEEKEND…..

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  5. http://blogquestblogger.blogspot.com/July 10, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Congrat’s….hopefully you have rid yourself of those pesty little pooping critter’s once and for all! Have a wonderful and blessed poopless week my friend!

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  6. Great! No more here a shit, there a shit and everywhere a shit shit!! To hell with those nosey neighbors, let them deal with those dirty birds now!

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  7. Good for you! Money well spent.

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  8. I’m happy for you as well. My first though, also, was "Oh, No she didn’t!" "V" sign for victory. Bravo. Get yourself a water pistol, in case they decide to stick claws in the netting and coo. Won’t hurt, but, very effective. Enjoy your new-found space – again. Peace.

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  9. I remember that you complained about the pigeon pooing…
    You don’t need to move out anymore…I’m very happy for you.
    xxxooo Michiko

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  10. Ah so well said and so well lived my friend.
    You win because you have set boundaries for the unruly that they cannot cross, and moreover you remain polite and proper the whole while.

    I once had a puppy out in the bush of Alaska and made a pen for him for while I was away.
    One day I was out there with a buddy and an Owl swooped the pen…
    My buddy said, put some yarn over the pen and the owl will see it as a barrier.
    I did this, and it worked, for the Owl.
    The thing was, the Ravens could see his food dish, and
    have the ability to dive in, eat the food, and with a great stroke of a wing, clear the yarn grid!
    An amazing feat, and you know, they never harmed that pup, although they could have.
    Seems there is some honor among some thieves

    May your dealings with birds in your life always end on a positive note!
    Hugs from Alaska, a very birdy place

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  11. Celebrate...you deserve it after all is said and done. Good story, good outcome.
    smiles,
    Raven :>

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  12. Congrats!! Now as Raven said before me, go out and have a good time!!

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  13. Hi Rhapsody,
    Well done congratulations on keeping the pigeons off your balcony.
    Love,
    Herrad

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  14. Pigeons can be a nuisance. I can't stand them. In the UK, the pe(s)t of current dislike is the fox. They even come around in broad daylight and if the back door is open...well, may we never experience it. Some have.

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  15. I do like birds but not bird poo soup, so I am in full agreement with you on this one. Birds belong in trees or in the air, not on our patios or on tops of our cars.

    Or heads.... A piegeon managed to poop on my son's head while he was in Spain so it DOES happen!

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  16. A Pyrrhic victory of sorts where you have won by deterring the birds from easy access but could not stop the regular poop bombardments!!

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  17. ♫ *´”)
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) ♫ ♪
    (¸.•´ (¸.• ♫ ♪ They. Are. EVERYWHERE! They're nasty, evil, vile creatures. And their poop is very acidic and it will eat through almost everything. Here's hoping that you have taught them a lesson. If they haven't learned a thing, I might just have to send you a BB/pellet gun as an early Christmas gift.
    Good luck with your unwanted perching guests! Uuugh! BTW - have you tried one of those fake owls that 'hoot hoot' when it detects motion?

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  18. ♫ *´”)
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) ♫ ♪
    (¸.•´ (¸.• ♫ ♪ *Ding Ding* And you are the winner of the first round. Here's hoping that they won't come back for round two. :)

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  19. LOL! This is written so well. Let's celebrate this victory and pop champagne :D

    Adiya
    http://museorigins.blogspot.com (formerly the corner shop)
    http://museorigins.com

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  20. Has anybody ever seen a baby pigeon?
    I'm telling you this is mini series materal.

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  21. Congratulations... for now. I think we've won our battle, but certainly not the war either.

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  22. Love it!!! Take that you rotten stinkin' pigeons!!

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  23. hahahahahahahha @ the conservation.

    About the shit, can't a makeshift roofing be put over the netting?? so it would splatter on it?

    Yeah! such is life huh?...can't win all the battles :D take care....how is your body healing?

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  24. Congrats on your winning the battle against the pigeons

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