Hello everyone! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.
We've had a few nice warm days here lately, with sunshine and 60º. But we don't quite trust that winter is over yet. We could still have more snow and ice.
But the birdies seem to think Spring is here! For the last two weeks, the dissonant screeches of grackles have been filling the air! Long time readers will remember our opinion of grackles: they're nasty to the other birdies, and poop all over everything! Here's the old grackle boss Effluvium Scatterstool glaring at us from the window birdie feeder.
|Hey? Where are the seeds?|
Well fooey on you, mean old grackle! We're not filling the birdie feeders up again until you go away!
Many people believe that robins all fly south for the winter. But some of them don't. We've had one robin who hung around all winter, eating berries from our hawthorn tree.
About a week ago, the entire Stodgy Robin Society showed up and ate all the berries that were left on the tree and on the ground. Then they all started fighting over territory. I guess they sorted it all out because now there's a robin in just about every yard in the neighborhood, hopping around hunting for worms, and singing in every tree.
Meanwhile, Canada geese have been flying over by the hundreds! Most of them fly so high that it's hard to get a good picture. But they sure make a lot of noise anyway!
One evening, while we were outside listening to the birdies singing, and the geese honking, a great big birdie flew over, followed by several more. They landed in a tree just two blocks away from our house! Can you guess what they are?
These are turkey vultures! We often see them fly over this time of year as they migrate north. But we've never seen a whole flock of them land in a tree right in the middle of the neighborhood like this! I guess they just wanted to enjoy the sunset.
Haha! Crummy grackles! They had to scrounge seeds from the snow with the squirrels!
And that's all for now! Good night!