Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Animal Rights

"Okay Joe, on 3 we jump that thief." This Grackle and Cow Bird look like they're ready to run off this squirrel. I love to observe the critters on my back deck and imagine what they are saying.

Well, they achieved their goal.

Grackles, Cow birds and Squirrels would be on my hit list if I had the nerve to use a beebee gun. They scare off, and eat all the food that attract, the pretty birds. When my grandpa was alive he did shoot squirrels and Blue Jays so that his favorite bird, Cardinals, would have more of a chance. He let us kids take home a squirrel tail once, which my mom promptly threw away. Being a mom now, I would too.

Male and female Cow Birds.

The squirrel was the first thing to find the bird food when we first moved here in November and wanted to start attracting pretty birds. Even though he was a baby, he ate a big part of the daily supply, Along with the raccoons that came at night. But the birds eventually started coming and the raccoons seem to have backed off.

I will be posting more pictures of the variety of birds we have around here. Somehow they all manage to fight for their right to the rations.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

"When I was your age, television was called books".

The Princess Bride
I don't usually steal other peoples posts but since I like funny movie quotes, I wanted to share this post with you over at Life With My Special K's.

Would you like to tell me some of your favorite funny quotes?

Remember; no matter where you go, there you are."- Buckaroo Banzai

Friday, May 1, 2009

Wary Bird

I caught this Rose Breasted Grosbeak spying on Deliverance preparing her garden beds down below him.
I could just imagine he wanted to make sure there was no threat of her coming after him before he would go for the food.

The Lord sure made an interesting variety of birds. They are all unique and beautiful. The longer I watch them, the more personality I see in them.

I guess Mr Grosbeak liked the assortment I had because he came back the next day and braved the rain. It looks like he spotted me in the window with the camera.