In February, they had a big, brave cat crawling, commando style, up the roof to try to catch a seagull !! Of all the birds he could have gone for, he had to try for a big'un !! :o)
I'm gonna get you, not-so-little birdie !!!
Ummmmmm, where'd he disappear to ?
How do I tackle this ? Do I let him dive bomb me & then roll him, or do I leap, ninja style & meet him in mid air ?
He decided it was better just to let the seagull go his own way & jumped down into the garden, while the seagull flew off into the early morning sky.
Then, in May, there was a huge racket going on - squawking & hissing, mewing & a sort of barking. When I had a look, I saw this:
A young fox. Just sitting on the roof, being watched by some crows & . . .
a load of parakeets :o) They were making a heck of a racket & the fox just sat there, ignoring them. I think he saw me at the window though, because it looks like he was actually looking right in to the camera lens :o)
After a while, he thought it'd be a good idea to try to get down, so he had a good look around & came face to face with . . .
commando cat !! :o) Uh-ohhh, he'd heard all about commando cat from the seagulls. His reputation as a warrior was legendary in the animal kingdom !!
By now, though, the parakeets were getting bored & started flying off .
In the time it took to take this pic, the fox had leapt off the roof & was gone. Just like that. So quick, I didn't get a chance to see in which direction he went. The cat was still there, looking left & right, no doubt wondering if his warrior reputation was going to be in tatters once the parakeets & crows had told everyone that he hadn't managed to catch the fox OR the seagull a couple of months earlier :o)