Stuart Dahlquist is a Seattle homeowner and enthusiastic bird watcher who spent years leaving out food for a family of crows that live in his backyard. What he never expected was that the birds would give him anything in return. But one day, the corvids surprised him with a shocking gift.
Birds Out of the Nest
Five years ago, Dahlquist found out that two crow chicks had fallen from their nest in his front yard. Dahlquist shared that he had always enjoyed listening to the chirp that baby birds do when their parents feed them, and when he went outside and stumbled upon the tiny crows, sitting helplessly on the ground, he knew he had to help.
Ignoring the squawks of alarm the adults were making, Dahlquist scooped up the chicks and placed them back in the nest. He then left out water and food near the base of the tree in case the chicks fell a second time.
A New Tradition
From that day forward, he began throwing bird food in his yard on a regular basis, and apparently, the crows took notice of his kindness. One day, when Dahlquist was getting ready to perform the daily feeding ritual, he was surprised by fir sprigs that the crows had decorated with soda can tabs. In addition, it was left at the exact same spot where he would feed the crows.
He noticed it straight away because it looked like trash, but the pull tab that was threaded onto the sprig of fir was not normal, so he hung on to it. The next day, Dahlquist was offered a second branch decorated with soda can tabs, apparently courtesy of the crows. This left him stunned because he realized that he had made a major discovery.
The Internet Took Part
On social media, he remarked that this was generous, creative, and could even be considered art. Jennifer Campbell-Smith, a behavioral ecologist who got her Ph.D. studying crows, said that although she is skeptical of Internet sources, crows are very intelligent birds, and this is not out of the question or shocking.
Dahlquist says he will maintain a close relationship with the bird family in the future.
Whether they live in the house next door, or down the hall from your apartment building, it is important to be courteous to your neighbors. These people did not appreciate their neighbors’ actions and let them know it.
Let The Beat Drop
Meghan Trainor once said, “It’s all about that bass.” It seems as if one of the residents in this apartment complex took that quote to heart, hoping to inject as much bass as he can into his life. Unfortunately, he forgot that while his life has been turned up, his neighbors do not particularly care for his music. If he does not cut it out soon, his next notice will turn from sarcastically direct to outright anger.
It seems like this guy is missing his neighbors already ever since he suspected they were moving out. Or maybe it’s something else that he’s missing. That’s right folks. It looks like this particular neighbor has been making the most of the easy access to his neighbor’s Wi-Fi. It’s amazing how dependent people are on the internet these days. As soon as we lose access to a Wi-Fi modem, all hell breaks loose and we’ll stop at nothing until we get it back.
The Elephant In The Room
Posting notes on neighbors’ doors is one thing, but the hilarity of the situation shoots up when the note becomes a platform for interaction. So when this person designed an image that compared their neighbor’s loud footsteps to that of a pet elephant, they replied with the cheekiest of responses. All it took was a speech bubble coming out of the tusked creature’s behind saying “yes sir,” and the original poster of the note was bound to see the funny side of it – specifically, the backside.
Every Step You Take
There is no denying how prolific The Police have been over the years. By that, we mean the British band fronted by Sting. With hits such as “Roxanne” and “Englishman in New York” under their belts, it should be no surprise that some of their most iconic songs would filter into everyday nonsense. Take this note, for example, which borrowed the famous hook from the song “Every Breath You Take” and flipped it to file a complaint about loud footsteps.
The Po-Po Know
In this town, only one crime matters – flower destruction. Flower destruction became a massive issue in 1976 after a series of serial flower stompers. Roses and daisies had no chance of survival, so the mayor proposed a bill that outlawed flower destruction. It carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. The mayor’s office has enlisted the police to track down all the flower-stomping ruffians. Organized flower-stomping crime families have developed. It’s up to the police to protect the public.
Welcome To Jurassic Park
Before heading out to work, Tina decided she’d had enough of her neighbor’s stomping around. Judging by her creative haiku, she was certain that a Tyrannosaurus Rex lived upstairs. Her work of art reads: “A Friendly Haiku. Welcome, new neighbour; From the sounds of my ceiling; you are dinosaur?” While her poetic skills leave much to be desired, her neighbor probably took enough English Literature classes in high school to get the point.
What Sound Does A Dog Make?
Every day for six months, Frankie and Freddie endured the constant barking of the dog next door. To make things worse, the family next door brought home another dog that barks more than the first. Each day seems like a never-ending nightmare of barking. Finally, Frankie had had enough. She tried to leave subtle signs like a pile of bark in their lawn, but it went unnoticed. Freddie decided she was being too nice, grabbed a sharpie, and let them have it.
Apologies For Love
There’s nothing more embarrassing than waving at a person who you think you know, only to realize that person is a complete stranger. It’s even more embarrassing then to confess your love to a stranger, especially when you think you’re giving that note to your wife. We just hope the recipient wasn’t too crushed upon seeing this very public message outing a man in love who accidentally made a very personal confession to the completely wrong person.
The Kid Has Spoken
While “The Girl Who Lives In 346” sounds like an ABC sitcom, she is actually a very serious student with a very serious problem. She cannot stand her neighbor upstairs. Even though she is not old enough to drive, she is old enough to know that her upstairs neighbor probably wears weights on her shoes as she walks. It sounds like a gathering of elephants every night. All the girl wants is a good night’s sleep before her biology test.
It isn’t rare for one to be woken up by a rooster, crowing at the crack of dawn. It’s normal in many parts of the world. Before electronic clocks and mobile phones were around, people often used roosters as an old-fashioned version of an alarm clock. It was their way of knowing that it was time to get up and get on with their day. However, times have changed, and now people want to wake up on their terms and get out of bed when they feel like it.
Make Or Break
Having one neighbor express their frustrations at someone else is one thing, but to have the entire building gang up on you is another. This can only happen if there’s a good reason for it. The couple in this note must’ve had some extremely violent arguments if the whole building could hear it. Not only have all the neighbors complained about it, but they have issued an ultimatum for the couple – make up or break up. Sounds reasonable.
What this woman ever did to wrong her neighbor seems to be a bit of a mystery, though it may have something to do with marrying her husband. It’s clear her neighbor is not a religious one because she has no issue with coveting her neighbor’s husband. Given that she so unabashedly waved to this man in front of his wife, it seems unlikely that this note will do anything to curb the behavior. We’ve already got the popcorn ready.
A Night At The Roxy
After a wonderful night out on the Sunset Strip, Keisha could not stop talking about the jam-packed Guns N’ Roses show she stumbled into. She thought it was enough music for the night, but was surprised to hear a performance for the ages across the street. Keisha was so inspired by the performance that she felt compelled to write a review. The show kept her up all night, with the words continually running through her head.
A Free Tip
On this street in the suburbs of Maryland, mailbox art has become a new trend. One house, however, has decided against joining the trend and leaves their rusty old box on the street. The neighborhood council was not pleased with the single holdout and decided to give them a tip on how to proceed. They remembered that it is always better to give good news to soften the blow of bad news. Hopefully, they take the hint and join the fun.
Linda Blair, Is That You?
With little hope, Patty turned to the only people she trusted to help her daughter. Poor little Valentina was seemingly haunted by demons and Patty had had enough of it. She sought out a priest to expel the demons from her daughter. Unfortunately for the downstairs neighbor, the bed used for the exorcism had not been used for years and creaked like crazy. Patty was ashamed to disturb her neighbors, but really just wanted her daughter back.
I Can See For Miles
One thing that is important to remember as a homeowner is that whatever you do inside your own home only stays in your home if the windows are closed. The Barnes family forgot this little fact and let all of their business out into the open. We feel bad for the walker, jogger, and bicyclist that did not realize that the Barnes family were nudists. It is best for the public’s health if the Barnes keep their blinds drawn.
Cats Out Of The Bag
It takes an army to keep Trisha’s cats indoors. She needed to purchase military-grade locks to keep them from opening the front door themselves. Trisha has an army of cats herself and would like to keep them all without any runaways. It is unclear who she thinks is going to open her door beside herself. She has over 20 cats, and no one has been at her house in two years. Trisha just needs to remind herself of her babies.
A Learning Curve
Personal taste in music can vary wildly from person to person. It makes it all the more difficult to tolerate someone who has no concept that others might not want to listen to the same songs. This aspiring DJ clearly has a lot to learn, at least based on the scathing criticism in this letter. The writer showed a lot of restraint in not including a slew of violent threats. It might also have been helpful, however to suggest the amateur DJ wear headphones.
Start With A Bang
Early morning construction is the bane of a city dweller’s existence. You may love living on a busy street, but once the jackhammers start going off at all hours of the day, your fondness for the neighborhood slowly wanes. When it’s your neighbors who are doing the construction, however, you likely have some more recourse than simply moving house. Hopefully, the guilt trip this woman laid down at the end of her note convinced her neighbors to change their ways.
Thank You For Your Service
There are few better reasons for a celebration than welcoming a friend or family member back home from their military service abroad. They protect our interests in ways we cannot comprehend. The least we can do is throw them a party. Sometimes, we just get a bit carried away with our celebration. A simple note is a nice way to let your neighbors understand the situations. They always appreciate being called a terrorist and will certainly empathize with the cause.
The easiest way to solve a conflict is by being as direct as possible. When you try to maneuver around the issue, it only causes bigger problems. All Marcus needed to do was go over to Phil’s house and talk out their problems. Instead, Marcus called the cops and made his own bed. Phil was disappointed with Marcus and decided a prank war was the only way to get through it. The ball is in your court, Marcus.
On The Front Lines
Note to non-video game players: in the moment, the video game means the world. This neighbor is lucky that the guy next door realizes how loud his video game playing can get and is able to apologize in advance. It’s not every day that a gamer has some self-awareness. All he can do now is head down to the convenience store and grab some earplugs. If not, he can just knock on the door and join the fun.
Return Of The Grinch
You may have thought the Grinch’s heart grew three sizes, but at the end of the season, he decided to go on a diet and move into this building. To be totally fair, the ubiquity of Christmas music during the appropriate season is enough to make most normal people go insane, but having to hear it against your will at home is an unforgivable offense. We sincerely hope this message is heard loud and clear by the music offenders.
The Offense Of Orange
There are many people who choose to move into a home in part based on the view it offers. Some want a view of a city skyline, others are looking forward to seeing the nearby body of water. It’s clear that this neighbor didn’t have such high aspirations when he looked out of his window. He only asked that he wasn’t greeted with such an eyesore of a car day in and day out, which led him to write this note.
Snakes On The Brain
It’s not an ideal situation for any apartment dweller. Imagine coming home from a hard day’s work and finding this note on your door. You have been made aware that there might be a python hiding somewhere in your apartment. Maybe it’s tucked up in your wardrobe, or maybe it’s under your bed waiting to pounce. Or better yet, maybe it’s in your bed! At any rate, the snake’s owner, Nick, reassures his neighbor that his slithering pet isn’t dangerous.
Message Through Music
Try singing this note to the tune of Carly Rae Jepson’s breakout hit, the teen anthem, “Call Me Maybe.” Inspired by the catchy song, this angry neighbor hoped that by making their message just a little more fun, their rude neighbors would be more inclined to oblige with the simple request to refrain from disruptive activities at unreasonable hours. Some may say this neighbor was going a step too far by complaining about eight am disruptions, but it seems their neighbors were getting out of hand.
If you’re the type of person who gets offended by the way your neighbors choose to design their yards, you might want to think about getting another hobby. This fed up neighbor had the perfect response to the friendly, neighborhood complainer. When presented with repeated demands to paint his own fence simply because Bob is nosy, this family had the clapped back perfectly. The fence has indeed been painted, but almost certainly, it won’t be to Bob’s liking.
Antoine Dodson is back to warn this neighborhood about the gang of bike thieves going around. This is the most vicious gang that the residents of Waco, Texas have ever seen. They steal bikes so viciously it is advised to keep women and children inside. The thieves cut locks with such power it sends shockwaves throughout the neighborhood which resembles an earthquake. The Quick Cut Crew is too dangerous for civilians even to attempt to stop them. If you see something, don’t say anything or they will come for you.
It is dangerous in these parts of town. A swimming pool thief has been snatching up everything from pool noodles to kiddie pools. Fortunately for the neighborhood, there is a grandpa seeking vengeance for the disappearance of his granddaughter’s pool. Grandpa Jack is ready for whatever trouble comes his way. He is hoping that the thief stole all of his loot in an attempt to learn to swim. If karma (and Grandpa Jack) has its way, he won’t be Michael Phelps anytime soon.
In a world where the gap between organized religion and secularism grows greater and greater every day, there are more polarizing values in society than ever before. So when this God-fearing family moved into the neighborhood, they didn’t realize that there might be individuals and other families who don’t subscribe to the same code of ethics as they do. Ultimately, they’re just looking out for their impressionable little girl. However, they might want to be a bit more sensitive about the issue next time.
Voice Of A Neighbor
Shows such as The X-Factor and The Voice are perfect for those dream of performing in front of millions. Where does it all start though? That’s right, one’s own apartment, specifically the shower. Unfortunately though, sometimes the walls can be a bit too thin.
If Rina sees this note, she will be quite upset. She found a lonely kitty shivering on a street corner during the rain and felt the only thing she could do to help was take the kitty to the pound. Little did she know that the cat belonged to her neighbor Kathy. Kathy and Rina never got along well, but Rina never would do anything maliciously. Rina found Kathy’s note to be so condescending that she broke into her house and brought her other cat there too.
My Dinner With Andre
On Thursday night, Gilbert invited his good pal Andre over for dinner. Andre has a bizarre issue in which dairy causes him to black out. At no point did he drink alcohol that night. He simply had too much cheese. In his unconscious yet awake state, Andre walked out with Gilbert’s computer and without his own cat. His cat tore up Gilbert’s apartment while Andre was in the middle of his dairy overdose. Andre only hopes to repent for his sins.
Sowing The Seeds Of Love
This is one of those notes left by a neighbor that not only highlights the neglect of others but also shows how considerate and kind the writer actually is. When this plant pot fell off the ledge, many might have overlooked the destruction caused by the crash and let nature do the dirty work. However, this neighbor’s different and wants their garden and the apartment surroundings to look pleasant at all times. We’re not too surprised by this person’s kindness.