This past Monday (8-10-2020) when I arrived home after my follow-up appointment with the surgeon (re the procedure I had on 8-4 -2020
), I discovered a portion of the string lights
which provide a canopy over my garden
, had come down and I knew it wasn't storm related....so my question was Who-dun-it?
I thought I might have known the one who caused this, as he/she often enters and exits my place from one of the poles that supports my lights (as seen in the picture directly below).
Fortunately Juan V
was able to stop by today and replace the zip ties (supporting the plugs to my string lights) with sturdy wire. Hopefully that will solve the problem.
For your information, these string lights are a place that an array of birds
perch upon and they are referenced in volume one of my three volume book series, Words In Our Beak.
The stories in these books are set in my rooftop garden which an array of birds visit, and often when they do, they enjoy perching on my string lights as evidenced in the next two sequences of photographs of certain ones; including House finches
...and Mourning doves
as well as Northern mockingbirds
also have spent time alighting on my string lights. They can be seen (respectively) in the next two pictures.
And while many birds do "hang out" atop my string lights, I confess I did think it was the lone squirrel who brought them down, as he/she enters and exits my place by jumping on the southeast pole which supports the lights, as "proven" in the following pictures where he/she is preparing for take-off.
However, I may need to apologize to him/her for my assumption, as birds are also known to spend time in that area. In fact, just a couple of days prior to the string lights coming dowm, a Mourning dove was in the very spot where the squirrel likes to come in and go out. The dove I'm speaking about is featured in the photo-ops that are directly below...
...and as you can see, his/her foot is touching a plug belonging one of the the string lights.
Don't be fooled by the innocent look on his/her face in the middle picture directly above.
Still to be fair, Mourning doves, like the lone squirrel, are not the only ones who spend time in the area where the lights became unattached.
also spend time there, and from the looks of these photos (albeit taken in bygone years), his/her foot is very close to the area where the string lights attach to their plug.
Additionally, Blue jays
also spend time there, and from the looks of these photos (albeit also taken in bygone years), their foot also gets very close to the area where the string lights attach to their plug.
And with this info re "suspects," I conclude this post without an answer to my question (Who-dun-it?), but I'm glad things are back in order in terms of the string lights, and I hope they remain that way.
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