Thursday, February 11, 2016

They're Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Greetings loyal readers. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your speedy doggie commentator 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Today was an excellent day for running! There was a little snow on the ground and the sun was shining and it's crazy windy! 

The cold weather makes the little birdies very hungry. Here are a few of the juncos who have been visiting our birdie feeder.

Sparrows have been around all day too.

The cardinal couple were eating seeds, when a squirrel decided to join in the feast. 

Get lost squirrel!

We ran out of birdie seeds to put in the window box feeder, so ghostwriter put a crumbled up piece of bread in there. There are still the suet cakes on the sides of the window box, which the chickadees have been enjoying. But now look who came back! 


Of course you know, there is never just one starling! Here they come! 

I think there are about eight of them crammed inside!

Ghostwriter thinks they're rather handsome birdies with their speckled feathers.

But Mr. Seedcruncher, CEO of Sparrows Incorporated, was not very happy about the starlings eating up all the food. He called for a board meeting right then and there. 

They sent me a memo and I was obliged to bark and scare the starlings away! 

Bye bye again birdies! 

I tell you: Mr Seedcruncher sure is a tough boss!

Before we go, I have a funny video to share. 

Nap time!

Oh, and this just in! Ghostwriter saw a big hawk fly across our back yard. A few minutes later, she went outside to take a look at the sunset, and the hawk was sitting on a maple tree branch. Here's a picture, although it's not very good, that she managed to get before it flew away. Do you see it? It's on the lower branch just above the second car. She's pretty sure it's a Cooper's hawk.

Here's that sunset, by the way:

NOW it's sleepy time!


  1. Looks like all those birdies pooped you boys right out!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. You are such a busy pup Chester, glad you got a little more snow to play zoomies in
    Happy Napping
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. The speckles on the starlings are very pretty but these birdies are sure piggies!

  4. Those birds are beautiful! You are lucky they come and visit.

  5. What a hard worker you are, Chester!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  6. Oh! Ghostwriter got some wonderful pictures of the birdies!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  7. Your mom takes the best close up pictures of those birds...we liked that video. stella rose

  8. OMD, you guys have more burdies hangin' around right nows than we do! though, we always have the hummers and some other burdies, the true burdie invasion doesn't happen for a few months. I loves seeing all yours! And I LOVES the hawks! We got all kinds around here, and they are very cool to watch!
    I loved the video! ☺
    Ruby ♥

  9. Your backyard must be a great place for the birdies!! Love all the good pictures of them.
    Please feel free to use any images from our bloggy to make your post.

    Supposed to be very cold tonight and tomorrow. Stay warm, ok? :) :)

    Momo & Pinot

  10. OMD, OF COURSE you can use whatevers you want from my bloggie! You knows I am the BESTEST YENTE there is on the PLANET! BOL!!!! Just lookie at my long lasting matches...I thinks EHarmony needs to hire MOI for their ads! ☺
    Ruby ♥

  11. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Running is the BEST! (Sleeping is pretty good too!) Look at your crazy birds!

  12. Those starlings are a bit pesky...but, well, I suppose they do get hungry like anyother birdies.
    They do have interesting feathers!

    How cool to spot that hawk! I bet all the birdies were in hiding when it was about, not to mention the squirrels, OMD!

    That was almost a mini me in that video, I want to go and play now, BOL!