Home is Where ya Hang yer Hat

…or build your nest, as the case may be.

Hope y’all had a lovely day. I’m just glad it’s over. Nighty night! Sleep tight. C-ya 2morrow. *smooch*



Author: Carol B Sessums

Writer, Editor, Coffee Addict, Lover of Mountains. Lives to shrink the planet, one story and connection at a time.

8 thoughts on “Home is Where ya Hang yer Hat”

    1. lol! Thanks, Gerry. Yeah, glad to dodge what could have fallen. Yick! Poor Hallie got attacked by a bird bullet when we were vacationing up north. Wherever we were, I remember telling her that it was supposedly a good omen.

      “Many people believe this to be a major sign of wealth coming from heaven. Hence, although, it is really yucky and a major inconvenience, when something like this happens to you, take comfort in the fact that this is described as good luck being just around the corner! In fact, most things associated with birds tend to spell good fortune, such as when birds fly to your home and start making nests in and around your house. While bats bring abundance, birds bring good news and opportunities. The next time a flock of ravens, pigeons or magpies come to your home, feed them with bird seeds. Birds are also said to be powerful protectors and guardians. Even crows are said to be messengers of the Gods. So welcome birds with open arms.” (Located at http://www.wofs.com/index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=37&task=view&id=540)

      With that being said, she has been pretty blessed ever since, but even before then. And since a family of birds has built their nest in one of the overhangs on the east side of our house, I’ll focus on that as being good luck. But once the babies have flown, that nest is gone! πŸ˜‰


      1. Reading your reply reminded me of many years ago when my mother was complaining regularly about small things disappearing. We used to live in the small country village called Lyndhurst. Clothes line pegs, bottle tops,even a silver ring, clip on badges. All vanishing with no explanation. We used to have some tame birds that would come to our windows and take food from our hands and feeders that mum would put out. These included ‘Robins, Blackbirds and Jackdaws. Anyway months down the line we caught sight of a Jackdaw actually taking a peg off the washing line, Then my mother managed to see where he flew to. A nearby tree. Our neighbour climbed the tree to it’s nest and found a whole hoard of trinkets, including my mothers ring and others. I don’t know if you have Jackdaws in your part of the world, but over hear they are known as cheeky chappies and do like shiny things. thanks for your thoughts,, ‘squidge.’ see ya’ ’til next time. with another story. πŸ˜‰


      2. That is such a cool story! You paint such a vivid picture with your storytelling. I can see the whole thing play out.

        I heard of a band of birds in the states doing this. I think they were Starlings (they are attracted to bright, shiny objects), can’t remember for sure. I think it all started with a car wash money box being nearly empty of quarters, and the owner couldn’t figure out what was happening to some of the money. Plus, why was some of the money missing and not all of it? If thieves were taking the money, why wouldn’t they take it all? The owner even suspected employees of stealing the money. So, he put up a camera to watch the money machine and witnessed the birds landing near the box, looking around to see who might be watching, then jumped onto the coin dispenser, and crawled up inside! It would pop it’s head back out with a quarter or several in its beak, look around, then fly away. The birds were tracked to a roof top where there was a significant amount of money the birds had collected. I guess they were saving for a rainy day.

        Actually, I understand it’s customary for many male birds to make their nests with shiny objects in order to attract a mate. They supposedly decorate their nests, then sit and sing a tune, while wing-waving. ha!

        I believe the Jackdaw is found only across Europe, western Asia and North Africa, so not in our corner of the world. But we do have plenty of other cheeky winged thieves. πŸ˜‰

        Looking forward to more of your fun and interesting stories, squish! πŸ˜‰ *squishy hug*


      3. You are too generous, your story I could imagine the trouble that could be caused. But humorous and enlightening. ’til next time.. always caring. πŸ˜‰


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