“Yes, I have. Martin Gelman. Mister watch me leap frog over this parking meter.”
Sorry, but I couldn’t resist 🙂 (If you’ve read this blog a while, then you know I’m a huge Golden Girls fan and that is a semi-well known quote from an episode). Anyways, on to the post at hand. . . Purple Martins.
Down at the bottom of our hill by the pond is a tall post with several gourds attached at the top for our Martin population to use as nests.
I’ll admit I usually pay very little attention to them, but as Verity and I were walking underneath it earlier on our second walk of the day (she’s got very demanding about those walks, you know, besides she deserves them with how good of a helper she’s been with Grandma lately) a Martin swooped down and dove at us. I think we both ducked!
And naturally (after hot footing it several feet away – I am nothing if not a fan of self preservation, even if it’s only self preservation from a little bird), I looked up, and lucky that I had my camera, zoomed in and saw this: