Friday, May 25, 2018

More Flowers and Stuff

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

First, I'd like to make a correction from my last report. We thought this white birdie eggshell was from a grackle. However, after doing some research, we discovered it must be from a mourning dove. We are not sure where Debbie Dove has her nest, but we're glad her babies have hatched.

Mourning dove egg.

The other day Dad found this egg on the ground: 

Grackle egg and feather.

After checking a few ornithology sites, we concluded that this is actually a grackle egg. All the things we said about grackles, though, is true! They are big bullies, they drop big slimy poop everywhere, and dive bomb anybody who gets near their nests. At this time, we can figure out exactly where their nests are because the babies are quite noisy when their parents feed them. It sounds like they're getting bigger and will soon be flopping around on the lawn and in the bushes. I'm going to have fun chasing those little gargoyles around!

In other news, here are a few flowers from our yard.

Here's a big mushroom that came up in the wood chips.

Mushroom on day 1.

Mushroom on day 2.

Mushroom on day 3.

The silver maple is loaded with seeds this year. It's going to be like a blizzard when these start to fall!

Our friend Carol sent us some pictures of the beautiful newborn ponies at Chincoteague.

The ponies have brown and white spots just like me!

For my final story, here's a funny that Dad found which pretty much describes his life as a retiree: 

OK Dad. Let's get going! 


  1. There used to be a silver birch tree in my garden, its seeds used to be like a snow storm and four years later we are STILL getting those seeds in the house
    I LUFFS chasing birdies darling Chester, maybe I could come over and help chase a few of those grackles with you...would that be funs
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princes Leah xxx

  2. There is lots of interesting stuff going on around your house. We have lots of bird families around us and can't wait to see some of the babies coming to the feeders.

  3. We love your flowers, Chester, and the newborn ponies are too cute!

  4. Oh, the ponies are so sweet!!!

    You have a good start on some pretty flowers there. But let's hope the bully grackles stay away.

    Watch out for all the flying helicopters once those maples let loose!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  5. Thank you for showing us the flowers and good luck with the gackle

  6. Oh Chester, your flowers are BEAUTIFULS! I gots to say, those Grackle eggs are kinda purty ~ butts don't tells them that, k? keep your Pops busy....heheheee
    Ruby ♥

  7. Chester OMCs guess what we're getting a Wegman's in our Cary, NC about 20 miles from us. We first visited one when my Uncle G lived in Syracuse. They are very nice stores.
    I'm 100% surprised that a Gackle can lay such a pretty egg. MOL
    Beautiful posies around your house
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. Mom found some broken blue egg shell on the grass last night. She is not sure if the baby robins are hatching or if some other birds robbed the nest - we hope not
    Hazel & Mabel

  9. Those grackle birds sound.... charming. Stay out of their way, buddy.

    Love and licks,

  10. Hope that any grackles left in eggs forget to hatch, if:)

    Sometimes there are eggshell halves here too. The birds carry them away from the nest sites to keep predators and nest raiders away. I hope that the big bird pawrents bring their offspring to our feeders.Once I saw a woodpecker furmily teaching the little ones how to use a feeder full of suet!

    Loved seeing the baby horses. Last week we made a long country drive and there sure were lots of foals, baby sheep and other farm babies that we saw along the route.