What goes on?

0143 Adorable bluebird 2wm

How’s everybody doing? I have run out of chocolate, but thank God I still have a box of Lucky Charms cereal tucked away.

This cute male bluebird enjoyed one of our rare days of sun this past week and told me through the window into the woods, to ration the bird seed. How did they know we were going to be tightening our belts and avoiding close contact with people?

When I think about it, I have noticed birds lined up at the windows watching my laptop screen when I read COVID-19 updates. Is there even MORE to birds than we knew? 

Now I’m wondering if they ARE able to read, what else can they do?

Gardening?

Paint with their feet?

Square dance?

Direct traffic?

The mind boggles.

 

Cheez and Krackers

7758 Cheez and Crackers in Camo_2 2wms

I looked out back yesterday and I saw these two characters sitting in the sun so I went down to investigate.

I asked them why they were wearing camouflage outfits and they told me they had heard it was hunting season.

I explained that, at this time, it’s illegal to hunt cows and monkeys. 

They didn’t believe me and told me that I was going to attract hunters, big game hunters and asked me to leave. 

I’m extremely offended right now and am going on a diet.

 

Don’t look at me like that.

Mr. Beautiful red (39 of 1)

Isn’t this an intense look? Male cardinals have an image problem…in my professional opinion. 

I think a simple change by Mother Nature could solve the whole issue. I’d suggest that the less dark feathers to the side of the eye, (see arrow), add to the impression of a stern demeanor.

Eyes and Arrow

An easy fix would be to add some interesting eyelashes and replace the black feathers under the beak with red feathers.

eyelash cardinal

I’m aware that this is a radical proposal…but I think many cardinals would like to soften their, “look”.