Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Mockingbird Speaks out

Well it's about time Jalynn got some fresh water in
the yard for me. I showed her.. I haven't been to the
feeder all winter when she was looking.

A drink is so refreshing when the snow is on the ground and
everything is frozen.

I think I'll have another before those Doves show up and
muddy up the water

Now! For a bite to eat... UH OH! What's this big guy
doing on my feeder?

Look me in the eye here..... doesn't he know I rule?

Ok buddy I'm giving you 2 seconds to leave

Alright.. well maybe three.. just this one time.

Yes! That's what I'm talking about. She hid the red grapes
on the bottom but I got one. I'll be back. Lets give someone
else a chance to eat these green grapes off the top.

Hey Redbelly, not the red. . . get the green...the GREEN ..
are you color blind?

Who would have thought a squirrel could be my friend?
That's good little furry, you can eat the green.

(I have noticed that when offered red and green grapes the birds will take the red first. When only green is offered they will eat them right up. Wonder why?)

To God be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done


Richard said...

Great pictures.

As for color, I think that when fruit/berries get red they are sweeter.

Well, that's my theroy and I'm sticking with it...:-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The pictures are great,but I love the coversation the Mocking bird had.I have to wonder,do birds think along those lines?:)Sometimes it would seem as if they do.Who kows?

NCmountainwoman said...

I love that sassy little Mockingbird! Great series of photographs.

Tina said...

Great photos of that Mockingbird..I love your shots of them with the berries in their mouths. Have to try the grape things..I put grapes in a hanging feeder but no takers..have to try a flat feeder..Thanks for sharing! :)

Bird Girl said...

How nice to see your Mocker back! Spoiled birdies with fresh fruit and water...even the squirrel is taking advantage - think you could put a little cheese and wine out? I bet you could get some really fun pictures - haha - just kidding! These are great!!!

The Birdlady said...

I loved these! My mockingbirds aren't coming to the feeders yet - I see them in the trees, but they aren't trying to take over.

Craig Glenn said...

I really enjoyed this post Jalynn. Very well done.


Marsha said...

Great series of photos and a wonderful narrative story from the mockingbird! I love this post.

Don't the grapes freeze solid in the winter? Or do they eat them quickly before they freeze?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Odd, I never thought about putting grapes out. Nice photos.

jalynn01 said...

thanks for all your comments!

Richard: I do taste the grapes and won't buy them unless they are sweet, so who knows. Then I thought about color but do we know if birds are color blind? A lot of interesting questions.

Ruth: I don't know how the birds think, but it sure is fun to add conversations and expressions to the pictures!

Marsha: The grapes do freeze but it doesn't seem to matter to the birds, and sometimes they just stay there until the sun thaws them a little and then the birds eat them.

HANNIBAL said...

Great post! I love that you feed grapes, but then I am shocked that the squirrel don't take them all. I have that problem and then some.
Love your mocker!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have two new blogs and took my old Abe's Town one down. Thought you might want to know that.

Anyway, I don't think Bob, my neighbor has had any problems with his Castor Bean plant either.

I always worry about a kid eating one of the seeds or trying to eat it and I think it would be deadly.

Not sure if it is the same on all animals but man can't tolerate it.

Shellmo said...

I love all your feeder friends - that Mockingbird was definitely sizing up the situation w/ the blue jay!

Kerri said...

Oh what a great post! I haven't tried putting grapes out....they are next on my list!!

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