Saturday, April 25, 2015

They're Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Good day loyal readers. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter Chester L. W. Stephens along with my trusty associate Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens. 


The grackles are back! There are lots of them this Spring. They're making forays into our yard where they chase away the other birds before they voraciously consume bird seeds and suet cakes, and then poop all over everything. Ghostwriter thinks they're possibly one of the most annoying birds ever, especially when they drop poopy bombs all over the cars! The males put on elaborate displays of courtship, puffing out their shiny black feathers, and letting out an unearthly shriek that sounds like fingernails on a blackboard. They are quite vainglorious, and have extravagant formal names to make themselves sound important.

Here's one now. It's Dipsy Splatterplop raiding the window box feeder!

Effluvium Scatterstool is giving us the stink eye. 

Oh look! There's an cute little chipping sparrow! And photo bomber, Stinky Guanomaker!


Here's Crappy Dingleberry trying to get the goods from this feeder. Little does he know, the feeding ports close up when heavy birds like grackles sit on it.

The glamorous Poopsy McStagger has arrived on the scene! 


The paparazzi has arrived too. The Crapenheimer brothers, Screechie and Squawkie, have been following Poopsy around everywhere she goes. 


Oh no! Four of them! Let's see if I can get their names right! That's Seedy Turdflapper up on the feeder, and Dropsy Dungflinger,  Grubby Waddlesquirt, and  Precious Wormgrinder strutting around in the grass like they own the place. Below are the twins, Ordure and Manure Meadowmuffin.


It's Shiny Takadump attempting to land on the feeder. 

Does anyone know this one's name? 

Grackles raiding the bird feeders, chasing other birdies away, and pooping everywhere! 
This looks like a job for:

THE DOUBLE DOGGIE HOMELAND SECURITY SYSTEM

Tracking the scent.
Investigating every dropping.
No stone left unturned.
On-going surveillance. 
Guard duty.
Reconnaissance.
State-of-the-art forensic analysis.
Drive-by barking service.
Mission accomplished! 

THE DOUBLE DOGGIE HOMELAND SECURITY SYSTEM

ON THE JOB 24/7

WE TACKLE GRACKLES 

AND BARKING IS ALWAYS FREE!

Here's a tutorial video in case you've never seen or heard a grackle. Warning, they are very annoying!


                                           


11 comments:

  1. Bol! Love the names! You two do a great job.

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  2. We think that GRACKLES are MOST annoying and GREEDY and we are glad that there are feeders that the CAN't Empty in 87 seconds.

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  3. Good to see you have it all covered with eight paws guys.
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

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  4. Thank goodness your peeps have you to control the grackle problem!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  5. You should put your NameGiver up for hire - very creative:) Those grackles have a very mean look about them. Just chase them away and bark as loud as you can - the sweet little birdies need to be able to eat too.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  6. I don't think we have grackles up here so I found your tutorial very informative. Love the names you gave them and I think you do a pawsome job chasing them!

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  7. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! BIRDS!!! Let's chase! Wahoo! Can I come over to play?

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  8. We don't see a lot of the grackles in our yard, thank doG! OMD, we just love their names! haha

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  9. Great job tackling those grackles!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  10. OMD!!! What stinky names they have...I can only imagine what they sound like all gathered there in a conference at your den.
    Grackles are mean to other birds too. Do they have a purpose, other than to annoy?? At least you do a good job of barking them off! Begone Grackles!

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