Got really blessed out today!
I decided to tackle the monstrous job of deadheading the New Dawn rose today. I had already taken care of the easy to reach part, so I got my ladder and climbed up and started clipping.
I head some "mumbling" and continued when all at once, severe squawking ensued. Momma Mocking bird was letting me know, in no uncertain terms, that she did not appreciate the intrusion. I hadn't realized she had a nest. I went to the other side and did as much as I could without disturbing her too much. I am maybe 2/3 of the way through. What a grouch!