Friday, April 29, 2011
Help Me, Please!!!
This morning, having woke before dawn starving, I snuck outside with a cup of coffee in my hands to check my little babies and watch the sun rise.
....And found 4 of my little babies had been picked off at the soil level and left for dead but some kind of sadistic (and wasteful) creature. I could see if somebody needed what I had but this was a senseless killing.
Later in the day, I discovered that my attacker is a Grackle ( "discovered" in the sense that I watch the little piss-ant snip off another precious plant).
I realize probably only netting will protect my urban garden at this point. And, until then, I've been waiting by the door with a pellet gun, hoping for a chance to pick off the little assassin.
I guess what I want to know is WHY is this bird killing-but not taking-the plants? He seems to be uninterested in my basil (which is only slightly taller right now than the tomatoes).
If any body has any ideas, I would love to hear them. In the meantime, I need to fill another clip with pellets and take the wind into better account.