Sunday, January 28, 2024

Mother Nature isn't Always Nice

Hello everyone. This is The Daily Bone, Princess Edition, and we are your diligent doggie reporters Baby and Rosie Spaniel. 


Just because we were not reporting for the last couple months, it doesn't mean we weren't doing any keen, scientific observations in our back yard. We haven't forgotten the teachings of our predecessors Joey and Chester. We looked up, and looked down, and all around to find amazing things. So today we're going to show you something that happened in early December. 

One day we saw two white birdies sitting on top of our next-door neighbor's roof. Well, one had black wings. At first we thought these were seagulls. But as we continued to watch them, we decided they were some kind of dove or pigeon. Sorry the picture isn't too great, but you get the general image of them. 


Those birdies sat there in that same spot all day long, and then until the next morning before they finally went away. We thought that was the last we'd see of them. But later that day, we found mounds of white feathers on the grass.



It looked like someone had a gigantic pillow fight! Looking more closely, we found this:


We believe a hawk must of caught one of those big white birdies, plucked the feathers out, and ate it! There were a few crows squawking at us in the surrounding trees during our initial investigation of this scene. We think those crows might have finished off all the leftovers except for that foot.


We've seen crime scenes like this before in which our local Cooper's hawk, Mr. Cool Beans Cooper caught and ate a much smaller birdie. A few days later, after a snowfall, we saw him sitting in a tree nearby looking quite well fed, and satisfied with himself. He didn't even bother to fly away when we doggies were outside.


We researched The Daily Bone reports from the past several years, and found this was a common occurrence which had been reported on by us in March of 2023, and several times by our esteemed angels, Joey and Chester. If you'd like to examine our research, please check out the following links:

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9 comments:

  1. Good evening Baby and Rosie Spaniel...OMDs don't you both look absolutely gawgeous.
    Have you recently been to the spa? I guess the term bird brain applies. Not are they in plain sight the are WHITE!! They provided the any predators with an all you can buffet. Looks like whomever dined on them did not like feet. The fevvers are quite pretty.
    You two and GW give each other hugs. And please tell Dad I said hi next time you visit.
    Hugs and many warm wishes to all
    Cecilia

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  2. Hi girls! We sure hope your dad is doing well. Those white birdies weren't too smart to stay in the open where the hawk could find them so easily. It looks like you picked out a few nice souvenir feathers to keep.

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  3. HI Princesses,
    As always, Gail and I are impressed by your excellent observation skills and diligent research.
    Toodle-oo!
    Nobby

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  4. Attention Det. Rosie and Sgt. Baby: thank you for filing Investigative Report #1A. Your thorough and detailed research on the matter has been noted in your files (leading to pawsible promotions for each of you). Including photographs taken at the crime scene is always an added indication of superior work. Although this was a sad case, it is not an unusual one regretfully. So continue your good neighborhood bird watching duties and protective yard measures and always be on the alert for vicious intruders, while maintaining safety protocols for yourselves. GOOD JOB PERFORMANCE!

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  5. Wow, that was not a good day for two pigeons...they sure have big feet! Good reporting on the situation!

    We are glad you get to go and see your Dad. and others at the nursing home he lives at. That has to be the hightlight of his day!
    We here send our best POTP for him to one day be able to come home, and to be able to do more with his left arm and leg.

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  6. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Ooooh, a foot! Did you eat it? Yum!

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  7. Awww, poor pretty birdies. They were like sititng ducks up on that roof.

    We hope you, Ghostwriter, and Dad are all doing well.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  8. Oooops my comment didn't post.
    Maybe GW approves it first.
    Just wanted to say hi to you two, GW and Dad
    and I hope spring is just around the corner
    Hugs Cecilia

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