Every spring this happens, a sudden spike in fairy thievery. The fairies will tell me, "Oh, of course we'll return the eggs...it's just for fun!" They say they do it to see who can "steal" the most.....with a prize for the winner.....but about a month later I always see all these baby birds in the yard dressed in beads and bits of ribbons....and a lot of angry mother birds! The fairies aren't fooling me...they are making pets out of these little birds!
Madness I tell you!
I tried leaving a few gold fish about, but the general complaint was that the fish get the ribbons wet....and some eat the beads. What do you expect, they're fish!
So for the next few months, I'll be trying to placate mad mother birds....chasing off fairies from nests...along with everything else that keeps me busy.
Do me a favor will you....if you see a fairy carrying off an egg...tell them to put it back! Get a fish!