Birds Don’t Like Earthquakes & Neither Do I !!

birds

our sweet birds

3AM or so this morning:  loud tweeting comes from the living room where the birds are in their cage for the night  They were much too upset to let out the cage.  They may have injured themselves.  We figured it was a small earthquake.  After half an hour, they calmed down and we went back to bed.  Maybe they were still feeling aftershocks because they fretted for an hour or so after that even.

3PM or so this afternoon:  I’m reading the news.  Yikes!  At about 3AM, there was a 6.0 earthquake about 90 miles north or here that was felt 200 miles south.  Oh my good gawd!  We didn’t feel it but the birds did.  They pick up on the slightest shaking of their sleeping cage.  Sigh.

It happened in Napa – in the wine country.  100 or so injuries and property damage.  Looks like some brick facades fell off some of the historic buildings.  Insides of some homes look pretty shaken up.  Broken barrels of wine and bottles of shattered wine.

UC Berkeley is bragging about their earthquake warning device giving a 10 second warning of ‘light shaking’.10 SECONDS!  You say that’s better than nothing and better than in the past. Oh well.  Yay!  I guess 😦

I’m very thankful that this wasn’t worse than it could have been.  Still and all…at least, in New Orleans, we knew days in advance that a hurricane was approaching.  Time to decide what to do or not to do, etc.  I don’t consider 10 seconds a warning and that’s one reason I don’t like living in California!  So there!

Ellespeth

4 thoughts on “Birds Don’t Like Earthquakes & Neither Do I !!

    • True, Charles. Ya know, this may sound odd but…we had some strange weather here late last evening, too. I thought I was hearing wind and thunder. I’m thankful it wasn’t worse.
      Ellespeth

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