Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by lunatic59, Dec 26, 2016.
Love that movie! I watched it about a week or so ago. Again.
Looks like Bambi became breakfast over the weekend by the office parking lot.
Nature's clean up crew.
I just want to see that yellow bird in the shurbs again.
It was a yellow finch. Not common to the city but common to my general area.
Grackles are passing back through. Mean, ugly birds. Good news is that I have a full size Hairy Woodpecker (~10") that defends the suet by thrusting his beak at the grackles when try to swarm it. He leaves the other regulars alone, just goes after the grackles.
I like all birds! They're all welcome in my yard.
I mostly do. In fact I recognize many of the individual birds, especially the woodpeckers and bluebirds, that visit. The grackles are a non-native species, are only here for a few days as they do their seasonal migration, and will blanket my entire 1 acre yard and swarm the feeders trying choking all the others out.
Grackles are native birds, do you mean stupid Starlings maybe?
Sorry, confusing myself as last year was the first time I identified either. Yes, starlings. Correct BS, wrong name.
I get all happy when I guess Robin right
I love both of those, and had a lot of both at my house in Dallas. And cardinals! They nested in my yard. Even when it snowed, the cardinals knew to come to my patio for black oil sunflower seeds, and plenty of fresh, running water. The bluejays there are different from the ones here, and while ours are beautiful in their own right, I miss the other kind, with the prominent crown. (Being brutally honest, cardinals and bluejays are among the VERY FEW things I miss about Dallas. I loved my house and had some dear, wonderful friends, but this California native was never meant to live in the south.)
Hmmm... That's a lot!
Yeah, they are like a passing gang of bullies.
We'll soon be graced with a few families of Western Tanagers, who pass through LA as their migration takes them south. Some winter in SoCal, but I haven't seen any that do.
The families that visit my yard each spring come for its plethora of mulberries; I have at least 10 mulberry trees. The tanagers eat the mulberries right off the trees--unlike the peacocks, who generally just scavenge fallen berries. And then there's their purple peacock poop! (Which is the size and texture of a small dog's; it's not whitish liquid like most birds.)
Tanagers come and go all too quickly; they're here for only a few weeks, just until the mulberry trees stop fruiting. They're beautiful--mature males have vibrant yellow and orange coloration along with black. I love them!
The seagulls are back! The seagulls are back!
All I need is a Robin now.
Hard to get when my city cut down my neighborhoods trees.