THE PEOPLE HOUSE VIEW FROM A BIRD ON ONE OF THE FEEDERS
We have ourselves a totally cold wet miserable day going on here & it sure is putting a damper on what could have been a nice spring so far. Even the sunny days lately just haven't had any heat in the air. I'm still picking up downed branches from the big winds a few days ago. OK, that's enough for Al's Canadian weather report again!!
THIS IS THE COMPLETION OF POPPA GOOSE'S LANDING YESTERDAY...NOTE THE TROUGH OF WATER HE PLOWED OUT BEHIND HIM
Thanks to Judy & Emma along with my cousin Norma & husband Jim for confirming yesterday's front yard bird as a Brown Thrasher. I cracked off a couple quick pics two mornings ago of another bird over in the pond & I'm guessing it might be a Common Snipe according to my little 'Golden' bird book.
A SOLITARY SANDPIPER (click to enlarge)
Another broken bird feeder on the ground this morning so I suspect we have a raccoon coming in the night now. I generally hang the feeders on 'S' hooks but the coons just yank on the fishing line & jerk the feeders until they come off the hooks so today I replaced those hooks with something called 'quick links' & that should put an end to that. However, knowing the animal world as well as I do it is for sure they will figure it out & outsmart me as usual.
INLINE 'S' HOOK QUICK LINK
Just read in Jerry's blog, OUR LIFE ON WHEELS, late this afternoon that his Doctor has just scheduled him for a complete right knee replacement on June 2nd. He has been wearing a brace & putting up with a painful knee for quite awhile now. That only leaves him & Suzy three weeks to bake up an enormous big batch of recuperative cowboy cookies for post op care. With a new knee Jerry might just sweep away all competition at the solo 'Bouncing Benson Butt Boogaloo & Break Dance' contest this summer too.
CAN YOU SEE THE CLOUD GOOSE/ROADRUNNER HEADING ACROSS THE SKY FROM RIGHT TO LEFT
While Kelly was talking on the phone tonight the line went dead. 2nd extension went dead as well so we suspect an outdoor problem. The phone tech is coming in the morning. No charge if a problem is found outdoors but $85 if the problem is found indoors!!
Ok, gonna keep it short tonight. The way I figure it, the less time you spend here the more time you can spend on someone else's blog. And just minutes before publishing the blog tonight I got off a quick, but poor shot of this furry bird feed raiding culprit outside the window quickly disappearing down the tree & into the night.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( What are seniors citizens worth? They are worth a fortune, with all the silver in their hair, gold in their teeth, stones in their kidneys and lead in their feet.
As for myself, I have become a little older since I saw you last and a few changes have come into my life since then. Frankly, I have become quite a frivolous old gal. I am seeing five gentlemen every day. As soon as I wake up, Will Power helps me get out of bed. I immediately go to see John. After that Charlie Horse comes along, and he really takes a lot of my time and attention. When he leaves, Arthur Ritis shows up and stays for the rest of the day. However, he doesn't like to stay in one place very long, so he just takes me from joint to joint. Finally after such a busy tiring day, I'm really glad to be able to go to bed with Ben Gay. What a life!!
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