Sunday, 9 February 2020
I've got news!
Duh, duh, duh, DUH...
Are you ready?
Are you set?
Are you sittin' down on your tail?
Duh, duh, duh, DUH...
We have birdies, my friends. WE HAVE BIRDIES!
That's right, all the birdies in the neighbourhood have flown their coops and are makin' their way over to my house. To MY house! Yup, they're comin' in droves. TO MY HOUSE!
So remember how ol' Peepers failed Bird Feedin' 101? Remember how none of the neighbourhood birdies were comin' to eat at the feeders Rushy and I had Peepers put up for Christmas?
Well I guess ol' Peepers must have been studyin' up on bird feedin' while we were off-line (due to her computer and Internet incompetence), and now...
That's right, we've got chickadees and woodpeckers and juncos. And the other day, I even saw a cardinal.
Oh, and there's a whole whack of goldfinches, too. Well only six or eight, actually, but when you go from a big fat ZERO to six or eight, I think it can be considered a whole whack, for sure.
Now Peepers SAYS those little birdies are goldfinches although they're not all that gold. She SAYS that at this time of year, they're not supposed to be gold. She SAYS, later on they'll gold up - or whatever - but for now, they're only supposed to be a yellowish hue. So anyway, she's determined to call 'em goldfinches. Personally, I'm calling 'em snacks... I mean, little birdies we watch from afar. But a snack by any other name still tastes as sweet, right? Right.
Okay, okay... Yeah, yeah, yeah... I KNOW the birdies are there for lookin' at and not eatin'. In fact, I don't think I've ever eaten a bird in my life. At least not a bird that didn't come out of a tin. Chickens and turkeys ARE birds, too, you know.
Just not the pretty little ones comin' to the feeders.
Funny that, isn't it? Peeps are okay with eatin' chickens, but not goldfinches.
Weird. But then peeps ARE weird.
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This IS such good news! Bird TV is on the air! Yay!!! Just ya keep the eating idea in your mind, Seville or YOU at be the one to blame for their leaving! You don’t want that?ReplyDelete
Nope, I don't want that, at all. ALWAYS BEST to be able to blame the peep, you know? Of course you know. MOUSES!Delete
Peeps are so weird, Sivvers. A bird is a bird, right?ReplyDelete
I know! Peeps like to believe whatever they WANT to believe, I suppose. MOUSES!Delete
That really is fantastic Seville, bet you're enjoying the show!ReplyDelete
Oh, I am. I AM! BEST. SHOW. EVER. For sure! purrsDelete
I would luv to catch a birdie, but I've never gotten the oppurrtunity.ReplyDelete
I actually don't catch 'em, myself. I mean, they can fly, you know? So unless I've got my flyin' fryin' pan fuelled and ready to go, tryin' to catch a birdie is a wasted effort. purrsDelete
Seville, what is a “junco”? I’ve never heard of it!ReplyDelete
Hmmm... Fat little guys, kinda the shape of North American robins, 'cept their bellies are white, not red. They actually eat off the ground, not the feeders, eatin' up the stuff the other birdies spill out. They're bigger than the goldfinches and chickadees, but smaller than blue jays. They might be some kinda buntin'? I don't know if that's another name for 'em or if they're related, but I think there's some kinda connection. purrsDelete
Wow, that is awesome that you finally have birdies coming to visit!ReplyDelete
Isn't it the best? So now we have the Crow Show out back, featuring crows with blue jays and starlings making guest appearances, and the new premium channel is out front on the veranda! SWEET. purrsDelete
Seville, I could hear birds tweeting around yesterday, when the sun was shining! And this morning, I saw two huge vees of geese passing overhead. Even though I don't want too many birds in our yard...'cause The PO'M might eat one or two...they are wonderful to have around!ReplyDelete
They sure are! I've seen geese flyin' overhead but I've never seen one close up. Peepers says she has, but not IN our yard. purrsDelete