Friday, February 02, 2018

Flocking and Grapes

In honor of the Year of the Bird...I will again post some more digital "paintings" using some impressionist filters as I have totally blown the day off in front of the computer and on the phone and feel guilty...NOT. Once again a large flock of Cedar Waxwings has flown in for a minute or two to poop all over the table and slurp up some water after gathering  in a drunken blowout in the holly tree eating berries!


Why the grapes you may ask?  These super large purple grapes (with some gigantic carbon footprint) were tough-skinned and not as sweet as hubby liked, so they are now outside next to the bird bath.  Every once in a while a squirrel will hop up on the deck and jump acrobatically to the table and steal one.  Usually, he attempts to steal two or three and ends up dropping one on the stairs on the way down because as we all know, squirrels have not a clue!

11 comments:

ellen abbott said...

I saw a goldfinch this morning on the bird feeder. didn't have its bright color yet.

Studio Maywyn said...

Lovely photos!
A rabbit stopped by today leaving tracks in the inch or so of snow from last night. The seed is still on the deck, under the snow. Yet, not one indication the rabbit did anything but jump around searching. Maybe they are cousins to squirrels.

sonia a. mascaro said...

So beautiful photos, Tabor!

Thanks for your always nice comments on my posts.

Wishing you and yours a lovely weekend.

Marie Smith said...

Great photos of the birds. How lovely to be able to watch the wildlife as you do.

Red said...

Bohemian waxwings have been scarce in my town this winter. there's still time left in this winter.

The Furry Gnome said...

Those waxwings like your feeder! Glad you don't feel guilty either!

Granny Annie said...

I have outdoor cats and don't dare try to attract birds. Still, I manage to view a few in all their splendor and I definitely can see a few squirrels trying to sneak across my property with one of the dogs in pursuit. My best bird viewing comes from watching my guinea fowl as they depart in the morning and then return at nightfall with their bellies full of bugs.

Bobbie said...

Those pictures are so beautiful they look like paintings. Beautiful. Bobbie :)

Bob Bushell said...

Waxwings, so many, drinking from a bird bath, beautiful.

messymimi said...

Very pretty birds, i am sure they are welcome visitors in spite of the issue with their droppings. As for squirrels, they are fun but only in small numbers and out of doors.

kerrdelune said...

Tabor, I just love these images!!!