Sunday, March 31, 2019

BIRDS, FOUR CATS, AND A PIG

OK, I think the Mistress is now ready to move forward and welcome spring...Im finally ready, and after a walk about this weekend in the nice weather, and these crocus blooming in the garden came to fruition...hibernation is a thing of the past. Some shopping and a trip to the farmers market were in order...and some window cleaning. The Usual Suspects were in and out all weekend...with the addition of a huge flock of iridescent black birds, which are actually very pretty up close.
Look at the one in the middle, puffing up. When they deflate they sing!
A titmouse eating a peanut.
Junco. I suspect they will be leaving soon.
Bonnie and Clyde. 
If you look close, you'll see the one is sleeping.
The Nuthatch
The spring Robins have arrived. 
They are the first birds you can hear in the spring with there morning song.
 
A Red-Bellied Woodpecker.
Out by the front door, in a tree, is the first Robin's nest of the season. 
Boy, those eggs are blue.
And for the cat lovers....yesterday I went to visit my good friend who invited me for lunch...he who has the four sphynx cats. Again, I know they may look like they will claw your eyes out, but of all the cats I have encountered, this variety is the sweetest and most affectionate I have met. And they feel like velvet.
I took a quick video of two of them playing with each other. I love the flip!
And , well, there is no pig...
except for the one who ate this dainty breakfast today. 
Then took a nap.
Well, it is after all the year of the pig.

39 comments:

  1. Robin eggs are blue. Who’d have thought. Goodness. You know what you’re blog just got all educational.
    JP

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    1. What are you going to do brother when you find out that lilacs are actually lilac? And I learned a lot about maple syrup use from you and Guido.

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  2. Seriously I didn’t know!!

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  3. I really enjoy your wild life pix! The cats maybe affectionate and playful, but they are still very creepy looking if you don't know them personally. Looking at that dainty plate of food (yummy) the pig seems to be somewhat of a cannibal if that bacon isn't faux! You know, turkey failing to pass itself off as delicious breakfast meat. I love spring!

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    1. I have a friend who also has one. Upon meeting I was like, ok a mean cat, but did she warm right up to me. Their mannerism are also very regal looking when they sit and move.

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    2. Duchess, I have three lbs of bacon in the freezer.

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    3. @Cooper I'll take your word for it. They don't look mean exactly, the just look like they're plotting to take over the world! All cats do that, but they cover it better with fur.
      @Maddie you cannibalistic pig! Just pulling your hock. Three pounds don't last long enough to get frozen in this house of carnivores. I love a good blt without the t.

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  4. I love watching my backyard friends...I have several BlueJay, a pair of Cardinals and just recently a Red-hooded Woodpecker...finally, plus the Field Finch and Sparrows. The seed you recommended seems to be working. Lovely pictures. Those black birds are stunning. Never noticed that iridescent color before. Or there eyes. Your friends cats are the equal of those black birds. I hear those cats are very expensive to buy. They are quiet stunning.

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  5. Lovely pictures of the suspects. And I am adoring the curly q on the one cat's tail!!!! They sure are unusual, but so pretty at the same time.

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  6. Great photos! Thanks for sharing. I think once one see's a crocus...you know for sure spring is coming. The pear and cherry trees are getting big buds. Love the black birds too. Never saw them up close to see the coloring before.

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  7. You do know your our cute bird watcher right? Very nice pictures this time, but how do you stay thin eating breakfast like that?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Looks good though.

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  8. Loves all the pictures! As always. Still getting lots of goldfinches around here. (And Abby says the dratted squirrels!)

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  9. Those Sphynx cats are natural wrasslin' champeens! And what have you been doing to work up such a hearty appetite?

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    1. well, the other day he DID say the libido is a-rising, so...

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    2. It's called just LOVING breakfast foods!!!!

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  10. I love the birdies and the Sphinx kitties, but wow is that a big protein breakfast. That's gotta make a certain someone a little flatulent!

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    1. I try and reserve the Blazing Saddles potion for around the campfire.

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    2. and that's why the windows are constantly open at his house...

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  11. I always enjoy your photos of the Usual Suspects. The woodpecker and those blackbirds are so pretty. I too like the crocus.Everything else was brown on the First Day of Spring here, but I found a couple of crocus blooming in my garden. I always love the color splash it has.

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  12. I saw 2 blue jays today. the cardinals and robins have returned, and I heard the red tailed hawk screeching the other day. everything is waking up. including my allergies (achoo!).

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  13. When I was a small girl on my grandfathers farm, I had a iridescent black bird as a kid that stayed around until fall when a group of blackbirds came over and lured him away.It was a great experience that made me love birds through out my years.

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  14. It’s always like your blog is looking into my back yard! I woke up this morning to a blue jay cowering in a bush near the peanut feeder and a male cardinal dancing around trying to get to the seeds… and in comes a huge blackbird! Usually the blue jays don’t seem to be concerned, but then there are usually 6 jays.. maybe this one little guy didn’t want to fight without back up!

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  15. I like to know the secret to the waist line also with breakfast like that!!!

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  16. It's "birdsong paradise" here at Dolores Delargo Towers too - tits, blackbirds, robins, finches, and - noisiest of all (considering they're the tiniest birds) - the wrens. I love it. Jx

    PS I could eat that breakfast NOW!

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    1. Just think...all those and not one cock!

      I do love myself a big breakfast on the weekends...such an earthly delight.

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  17. I'd be careful, that breakfast might make you so tired you'll sleep right through the spring!

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  18. What a fun birds! Great pictures I love the little Junco's. You say they will leave soon. Where do they go to ?

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    1. Junco's really are the best little signal about the weather. They better predictors of winter and spring than caterpillars, groundhogs or the Farmer’s Almanac. When juncos appear at your feeders in October, take heed. They’re carrying winter on their white tail feathers. Likewise, when juncos disappear from your feeders, rejoice. They’re taking winter with them. They usually leave here and head way up north, to cold temps.

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  19. Great pictures!!! Never realized how piercing the eyes on a blackbird are. Very cool. Those cats are bed ass!

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    1. They would probably be me as a cat of I came back as one.

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  20. Those eggs! Love that color!
    And the birdies are coming back. Yay.
    Gosh I needed this glimpse at spring today.

    XOXO

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  21. Pretty birds (even if they are the strange flying kinds) cats, and bacon, we have to eat, we might as well make it worthwhile.

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  22. Our desert mascot, Mojave Max, ventured forth from his den on Saturday. Now we here in SW know Spring has actually sprung. We can begin to shed the clothes and that's a step in the correct direction!

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  23. Still waking up to winter like temps here in the Chicago area. But by week’s end we’re looking at highs in the 60s. And I saw a Cardinal in my barren garden this week 👍🏻 Spring is a coming. I just hope we don’t zoom past the balmy temperatures to the 89s and 90s.

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  24. Beautiful birds! Your robins and blackbirds are so different to ours - they look bigger and sleeker, for a start. And such blue eggs!

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