The Common Grackle wakes me up every
morning since the Blue Jays were evicted
from the eaves of my rented house.
I really never had much of a problem with the
Blue Jays except that they were so damn loud
and shrill, their voices echoed inside my head but
because of this I never needed an alarm clock.
The Grackle is a heavy footed creature
fond of housekeeping and using the vacuum
at all hours of the early morning
They also shake their rugs out
hitting the side of the house.
The babies must be getting large
there is an orchestra of sound
when the parents return with food to the nest.
The Not So Common Girly is a late
sleeper who has started
to wake up at 12:30 each night to announce her
dissatisfaction with her teeth.
All four incisors have cut through, but
that doesn’t seem to stop her from waking up nightly.
So, between the Girly and the Grackle I must not need sleep.