- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
So we’ve been in our townhouse complex for almost a year and a half. Never had any issues. We have a medium sized tree in our front yard and the neighbor to our right has one as well but smaller.
During mating season I noticed a new set of birds taking over, I noticed because I have a chihuahua and I have to look up in the sky for hawks and other predators in the area as it’s quite common. So i’ve now been seeing small what I now know or to believe are sparrows learning to fly.
These birds are so territorial, and from what my husband and I can both see there are no little munchkins…just the birds who are now months old and flying.
If I go outside they fly from the one tree to the next, really fast, guarding everything, then they fly up on the top of the adjacent townhouse roof and watch below and chirp really loud and strange.
Anywho, Today after dinner I went to let Luigi out the front, he was sniffing and just walking around…he went to go into a patch of grass he favors (there’s really not much grass that isn’t near the two trees) and the bird went to the bottom-most branch and started raising it’s wings and lowering them and lifting the tail up really high and making crazy noises. The bird is smaller then my dog, even with Luigi at 5lbs…but it was still scary so I was trying to shoo the bird a bit so he could just do his thing so we could get back inside. The bird wouldn’t budge (obviously). It then swooped down just about to nip him and went back up. Luigi had no idea obviously and just looked behind him like, “what was that?…nothing? meh…back to trying to poop” so he found a different spot and the bird came back again, this time he either did or almost nipped him. At that point I rushed and grabbed my dog and like a crazy mad woman raised my water bottle at this small bird protecting the young I didn’t even see or hear..honestly we can’t find the nest anywhere…
This bird called back-up and suddently there was a bird behind me, a bird in the tree, the bird who nipped my dog, and a watch bird on the damn roof. One even tried to attack my husband!!!
I brought Luigi back inside and told him sorry 🙁 I know this sounds like an easy fix like, “make him go somewhere else” but literally my dog just goes out the door, does his business and runs back inside…it’s been hassle free for 10 years..never had a problem besides having to watch for hawks in the sky.
Any advice? I have no idea what to do. I don’t know why my post is so long for what seems like such a dumb subject but I’m so peeved.
< I think this is the bird… it definitely had white markings on the tail and it was grey
and this is my Luigi
he is trained to stay in our area or wherever I am and never runs off. He’s 10 years old and I tried leash training him as a puppy but he thought I was punishing him..he would and still does sit and shake even if I pull him…so walking him is out of the question.