Friday, August 17, 2012

An Intruder


During our vacation to the native land,we were trying to make some arrangements to rent out our house before coming back to the Middle East.The former occupants,to whom we had rented out,had moved away to another location and the house was in vacant possession.My hubby had decided to give it to new residents,as we did not believe in locking up the untenanted house for the fear of burglary.Back home,houses  that are not occupied, becomes an  easy target for burglars to break in and clean sweep the place ,taking with them whatever is available .They even remove doors and windows.Thus ,we decided to look for new occupants immediately.We wanted to to some cleaning before we advertised in the newspaper.However when we entered the house,we were startled to see an intruder in the house.It seems that someone had  easy access to our house, perhaps it was through a gap in the window ventilator.We were surprised to see the intruder,a nesting bird,who had made herself a home, a nest  in an unusual place,on a wooden rack in the garage.As soon as she saw us, she  started tweeting, as if to say,'Please do not disturb' .How contented she looked with her tiny offspring alongside her.Probably she knows the place more than we do and gets in and out of the garage when she has to look for food to feed her little ones.
We didnt want to disturb  the new mama and her brood.So for the time being ,the new tenants will have to put up with her  until arrangements are made  to  relocate the bird  family back into the garden.
                           
Proudly posing with her addition

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