In my effort to build a bird nerd, garden paradise, I’ve bought a BB gun to take out the undesireables — i.e. European Starlings. These invasive birds poke around my backyard, bug the natives in the feeders (like the AHEM Towhee pcitured below), and generally stink up the joint. Plus, they have some interesting feathers that I’m going to rope BP into showing me how to use for a top secret midge pattern.
But as luck would have it, these starlings are smarter than anything else in my yard. I keep poking my $29 BB gun out the shower window, lining up my shot and missing. And every time I miss the damn things, they get cagier. Nonetheless, I will prevail. A man needs an adversary. And apparently, some target practice. I used to be deadly with a BB gun.