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Have You Seen Our Exotic Bird?


Don't Worry Neither Have We

Every day all hours of the day

If you are at our house

You hear this odd but very distinctive sound

It is a high piercing shriek

I think it is coming from one of our bedrooms we have two

Then again it could come from our office

Sometimes it is louder than others

There are times hours go by and I hear no sound at all

If I didn't hear the sound

I would swear it was an invisible bird

The sound started almost a year ago

At night when we sleep

It is more like background music

My wife used to curse and now she silently shakes her head

I was the first to accept the sound

As it is part of our day

I came up with the idea

A bird we didn't have to buy

We don't have to feed

It is always above our heads

Never on the tables or under our feet

If you didn't know by now

It is our smoke detector on the blink

It is old and very sensitive

Hardwired and will be replaced

We bought new smoke detectors

Installing them isn't as easy as it looks

I laugh because our smoke detector goes off every time my wife cooks

I run around the house and hop up on a chair

To silence all three by hitting the little button

Who else gets to test their smoke detectors daily

We paid for them

They are our tiny little alarm clocks

Chirp, chirp, chirp

Going off every thirty seconds

Then intermittently totally random

We are getting the best possible use

Without ever having a fire

So yes that is our exotic bird

One that at one time

Cost us hundreds of dollars

Still reminding us

I am here

Don't forget me

Maybe you have one too

No matter who is talking

The exotic bird always can be heard

Making one short blast or a quiet toot


DREAM ON (author) on March 05, 2021:

Gypsy Rose Lee Maybe you can take pictures I would love to see them? We have Blue Jays that are beautiful around here. Once and while a Red Robbin. Lots of Blackbirds. Have a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing. Birds are really nice to watch and enjoy.

DREAM ON (author) on March 05, 2021:

John Hansen All our bedrooms are right off the kitchen. So we talk to our birds some days it helps and some days the birds don't want to listen. We bought some new exotic birds but for some strange reason, we still like our old ones. I am not big on change. If I pull out the wires I am not sure I will do it right. So I will ask an older neighbor for help. With the Pandemic, everyone has to be careful and safe. I will wait till he gets his shots first. Thank you so much for reading and laughing. The exotic birds are real chatty this morning. They just won't shut up!!!

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 02, 2021:

I really have exotic birds coming onto my porch. I always put out bread for the squirrels around here and the birds have noticed so when I peek out of the window in my front door I see birds with interesting colors like on was blue and black and white. I am not sure what kind they are but they sure enjoy the bread I put on the porch railing, I hope you have a great new week,

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 01, 2021:

Yep, got one of them. Had to move it further away from the kitchen as it went off every time we cooked. Ours are battery operated so can be moved. had one that kept peeping, thought the battery was low so replaced it...still beeped...took the battery out and still beeped lol. we have exotic birds too.

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