bunt sign

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Now that Iíve finally gotten around to replenishing the bird feeder, the sparrows and finches are back, but they didnít come back alone. There is a pair of mourning doves that hang out on my back porch, under the feeder. I donít know if they just like the company, or if theyíre interested in the spillover. Iíve even seen these two birds in the birdbath, which is on the other side of the house. This is the first summer theyíve spent so much time so close by.

Joining all this commotion just outside my door today was a lone crow, who seemed to want to take over the whole operation. I have no particular problems with crows in general. Itís not as if Iím growing corn out here or anything. But this character, who is really too big for the feeder anyway, has been chasing the other birds away, and spraying seed all over the place.

So today I started chasing the crow away. It kept coming back, so apparently the message isnít getting through yet. I actually wouldnít mind if the crow werenít so obnoxious, both to the other birds and to those of us who donít think a noise like Phyllis Dillerís laugh is something we want to listen to all day long. I love all creatures great and small and all that, but let this one go back to his flock, please.

1 July 2008

Feather in the sky.

Something is also going on beneath that porch, because there is fresh dirt turned up daily just below the feeder. Whatever animal is digging up my yard (and wonít that make it easier to plant wildflowers if he just keeps going), the birds like the overturned dirt as much as they like the feeder itself. They are forever walking around on it, up and down the outside of the trench. Even the doves, who youíd think would be above it all, seem to think this is just the coolest thing ever.

previousbunt signemailnext

Comments for this entry:
Last entry's comments:

Please click to help fund free mammograms.

David's site. Check it out.

One year ago: Symptoms
"I seem to be running into furniture more and more these days. And not on purpose, either!"

Latest on bunt sign live: Something weird for sale
Subscribe to the bunt sign notify list to be advised when this site is updated.

Someone got excited, had to call the state militia
buntsign's photos More of buntsign's photos

Weblog Commenting and Trackback by HaloScan.com