Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Bye Bye Blackbird

This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. Welcome.

I've been watching out for that cowbird who's been sitting on the window feeder all the time.

This picture is from last Saturday.

He didn't show up in the last couple days, and I haven't seen him today either. Maybe he finally flew south to escape the frigid temperatures. Hopefully he didn't succumb to the arctic chill.

Several years ago, we had a cowbird who would attack his reflection in the window birdie feeder one-way mirror. We named him Dummybird! He was so persistent that he started damaging his feathers. His tail was literally in tatters, and he was knocking bits out of the mirror surface too. We had to take the feeder out of the window for about two weeks before he finally moved on. 

Crazy bird!


  1. You do a great job checking in on your bird population.

  2. You are so sweet for taking such care of your birds.

  3. We hope the bird just found some warmer places!
    Hazel & Mabel

  4. We had some dummy birds fly into windows years ago momma said.

  5. We hope the cowbird is okay and just dining with another family in your neighborhood, Chester.

  6. Perhaps he found a bear hole and is hibernating?

    Mara from Norway

  7. Such bird brains! MOL MOLMOL
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. Well, that is too bad as he seemed to be a very nice visitor. Maybe he was getting himself well fed before flying to warmer areas. It is really frigid here today, icy, windy, and very cold.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. We sure hope he found a flock to fly south with.

  10. Hope he got away before this next storm and frigid temps set in again! He was one really BIG bird!! Stay Warm Chester!

  11. Dear Chester,

    Wow, I see snow here on Wednesday! And you told me it has all melted yesterday to make mud! Crazy! Unless these are pictures of tomorrow when the snow is coming back?


    Pee Ess My person says to leave that poor bird alone. Just this once.

  12. There was a frozen dead finch on our porch the other day when we had below zero temps. We think it flew into a window and stunned itself...but the cold was far worse than the thunk against the window...poor finch. Dalton found it and brought it in the house for petcretary to take care of...sigh...

  13. Aw, I was beginning to like that birdie! I hope he's someplace safe and warm by now!