Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Gargoyles Are Out!

Greetings friends and doggies. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your astute doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

I'm live and on the spot in my back yard, where a veritable crisis is occurring in the tree tops. 

Ghostwriter and I came out here to enjoy the beautiful weather and do a little gardening. But the din is almost unbearable! The reason for all this ruckus and turmoil? The baby grackles have left their nests! I have an exclusive look at one of the little gargoyles hiding in the weeds. Do you see him? 

Let's zoom in for a better look. I don't know what his name is yet. Maybe you, my loyal readers will have a suggestion. Remember, they're very ostentatious, and have names to match their habits: screeching, squawking, swooping, and especially pooping!

I chased one of these annoying little brats earlier today. I almost caught it too, but it hopped through the fence. I had grackles dive bombing me left and right! So now, we just want to get a little relaxation in our own yard, and there are at least a dozen of the Great Grackle Flying PTA (Poop Tossers Association) up in the trees cursing and yelling at us! 

Hey, watch it bub!

Old Effluvium Scatterstool and his wife Poopsie are up there, along with Chuck and Dimwitty Turdflapper, the Waddlesquirts, and the Crapflingers. What a noise they made! Churk churk churk churk taweeeeeeech! 

Ghostwriter and I finally went inside the house. It was apparent we weren't going to get any peace and quiet out here this evening! 

Crappy birds! Pfffft!

Well, at least they won't be dropping poo-bombs from their nests onto the cars anymore. 

 Oh, and they really are homely little buggers. We found a couple photos from a few years ago. I think this is little Buzz Loftyshart on his first day out of the nest in 2013.

And here's one I caught back in May of 2015. Ghostwriter took it from me before I could give it the old shaky-shaky, and then she let it go in the front yard. I think this birdie's name was Shiny Poopenheimer. He sure made a fuss, and didn't even say thank you! 

Well, I guess we're stuck in the house again. Maybe there's a movie or something on TV. 

(This is actually a pretty good movie.)


  1. We love having our tree but like you hate the bird poo that comes with it. And you ought to see what happens when the geese fly over!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  2. Shiny sure does have the biggest mouth! I hope the baby birdies fly away soon so you can enjoy being outside, Chester!

  3. I can see how this could be a problem. GROSS! I think they all need to be snatched and given the shaky-shake. Go get 'em, C.

    Love and licks,

  4. OMD they pooped on the car... Yuck.
    I can see why you call them poo monsters.
    Hoping for your sake they all leave soon!

    xo Astro

  5. Lady hates when they poop on her car! She would take one from us too!

  6. OMD, that's a lot of poo!!
    Are you having a very warm day today? Summer is finally here!

    Momo & Pinot xo

  7. Chester you are a do er and a fixer and I know this is driving you batty that you can't rid the world of them. I think it is best that you went inside to take your mind off the critters
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. The baby is precious. Poop is good luck
    Lily & Edward

  9. You need to call for reinforcements from all your Blogville pals. If we all gather in your yard, we bet we can make more noise than those grackles and scare them all away.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  10. Hey, I thinks Lightning and Misty have a GENIUS idea!!! We can all make our way to your yardie and bark our arses off and scare those Poopie Von Meister's to your neighbors yardie! hehehehe
    Lets me know a day and time, and I am THERE!
    Ruby ♥

  11. I don't know the birdie's furst name, Chester, but he looks like he belongs to the Guanomaker family.

  12. We don't seem to have many of those grackles here, they must all be joined with your Grackle PTA...but we have a bazillion starlings here.
    They eat more in 30 seconds than most birds eat in a day. Sheesh.
    We had to take down our suet...did that deter them? Nope. Now they switched to the peanuts and sunflower seeds.
    They are such voracious monsters. And they scare off the other pretty birds:(