Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Partying is for the birds

Today I moved a bird feeder that was in a remote corner of the yard and placed it next to the established popular hangout to see what would happen. It was as though a new nightclub opened and there was no bouncer to control the influx of partiers that wanted in. 

Stop shaking the dance floor guys! I'm gonna fall off!!!

There, that's better. Boys on one side and girls on the other.

What the??????? INCOMING!!

Stick with me Stella, I'll protect you.

Look at this rogue sparrow, would ya? Who let him in? The nerve. Nobody talk to him.

AND STAY OUT!

Stop flappin' your wings and get a grip, woman!

That new hangout is sinful. As the resident cardinal I'll pray for their gluttonous ways.

While those idiots are jockeying for position at the new club, I'm gonna grab all the juicy morsels from the old place. 

I'M OLD ENOUGH TO GET IN!! I SWEAR!!!

Sharing with World Bird Wednesday and Rural Thursday.


Edit: Thanks, Hilary for selecting this for Post of the Week! What an honor!!!


49 comments:

Hilary said...

Gail this is adorable. Great photos and clever captions. Thanks for the smiles.

Deb Crecelius said...

Great narrative to go with these photos!
The photos themselves are terrific.
You've got some great entertainment in your yard.

Barbara said...

So cute!! What a beautiful feeder - I can't believe they didn't go to it before. Love the cardinal!

TexWisGirl said...

this was the funniest post i've seen in a long, long time! busting out laughing all the way through!!!

thank you, gail!!! :)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

That's excellent, Gail. Love your commentary. Excellent shots. I have to keep my feeder outside the yard lest the cats and dogs find the bird feeder feeding them. :P

bailey-road.com said...

This is so funny, Gail! And the birds are adorable.

heyBJK said...

LMAO! That's pretty darn funny! The cardinal was a nice touch! Great shots, too!

Tabor said...

Very clever and as a bird lover I so enjoyed the photos! Congrats on your POTW!

justine said...

these are so fantastic, what amazing birds to have on your doorstep and you have photographed them so beautifully. Good luck going back to work too!

Linda said...

That was funny! The photos were great, and the conversations you overheard make for better viewing than most TV shows! Thoroughly enjoyable!

Kathy said...

What cute pictures! And the commentary is delightful!

Dianne said...

this is a absolute delight!!
I love the cardinal
and the incoming shot
and the over the fence bouncer shot

congrats on POTW
so worthy :)

ZeldaMom said...

Hahahaha!
That was great...I'm always happy to find other oeople that put words in animals mouths (beaks), because not everyone does you know.
Those are great captures too (I'll have to look at them on my computer, I'm on my phone now).

Deanna said...

Oh this definitely made my morning happier. The pictures are great, but the story is brilliant!! The "cardinal" really cracked me up. Thanks for starting my day off with a laugh.

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on your POTW!!! very well deserved!!!

Starla said...

HAHA!! I enjoyed the narrative as much as the photos!!

Kerry said...

Spectacular photos and soooo funny! Congrats on the POTW!

hootnonny said...

Hilarious! If I didn't have a rodent phobia, I'd have a bird feeder!

Gary said...

What a funny post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Butterbean Row said...

Gail,
thanks for making me laugh today! I needed that. I think you are in the wrong field as far as your new job goes. You need to be writing comedy.

♥charlotte

Linda R said...

Your photos had me smiling this morning.. I just loved them. I have lots of birds at my feeder but it is so hard to get a shot of them. The minute I touch my sliding glass door the fly away. Even if I don't open it. Crazy birds. I guess there just shy..

HOpe you are having a great week..

Hugs~

Nancy Claeys said...

Lol! Your captions are so cute! xoxo

mick said...

Great photos and clever captions

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Loved the captions, LOL!!!!

missing moments said...

Congrats on the POTW! Very well deserved. Loved all your captions!

likeschocolate said...

WoW! Not only am I impressed with your photos, but with the variety of birds that you have in your backyard. Fantastic!

photowannabe said...

I'm here from Hilary's blog and am so glad I came.
I love your photos and the captions that go with them.
We used to have doves trying to land on our bird feeder too. they were never too successful and the seed would fly everywhere.

the wild magnolia said...

I enjoyed my visit today, as much as the hungry little peeps. Excellent pictures, beautiful birds.

I pray life changes up, in a good way, for you retire.

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow! Fabulous shots!

Lisa Gordon said...

This is too funny, Gail!!
Ao wonderfully put together.
Thank you for the smiles!
xo.

P.S. Congratulations on "Post of the Week!"
So truly well-deserved.

CameraCruise said...

Wonderful post, love your photos and text.
Congrats on your POTW.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Mette

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Photos and narrative were delightful, what sort of birds are the little red chested ones Gail? Also do you mind if I copy your comment above, it says it all so succinctly. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So much drama!! Great shots :-)

Linda said...

Ha! What a wonderful series. The photos are stand-alone beautiful, but your captions are the icing on the cake. The cardinal photo and caption steal the show!

Dave said...

Hi Gail. A great blog. I enjoyed you comments with the pictures. Congratulations to you for Hilary's POTW - Dave

Nancy Claeys said...

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xoxo

farmer said...

Loving your blog so I'm following along.
I seen my first cardinal just two weeks ago,they are very pretty and more vibrant then expected,they are pretty rare around these parts.

Tricia Hays said...

OMGosh, Gail, you got me ROFLMBO w/ this one, esp the resident Cardinal & 'I'll pray for their gluttonous ways!' too funny, just too funny!!!

Tricia Hays said...

ps thank you for the support on the blog name change... not sure if it'll ever happen, but maybe =)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

WOW, I am blown away by your talent and eye for photography. I know I will enjoy visiting your blog. Amazing!

SandyCarlson said...

Very nice nightclub! Beautiful images.

Thanks for visiting!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is so wonderful! You definitely deserved the honor. We had fun watching backyard birds at our kids' last week!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Good to see you are able to enjoy capturing wonderful bird series again in your own yard.

tinajo said...

Haha, this cracked me up - and the bird pics are great! :-)

Ghost Writer said...

I love the PIOUS Cardinal. It is good to see you doing so well Belle. I still stop by just to see how things are with you.

rainfield61 said...

There comes a police in red uniform.

It looks so serious.

beth said...

so funny....so fun !!!
great bird chattering going on with terrific photos !!
xo

Lmkazmierczak said...

Enjoyed the antics♫♪

Michelle said...

Lol...this is too cute!!!