Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I spy a Carolina Wren

This little guy checked all around before taking a big plunge.  I was inside and he was on our lower deck.  We have this bird bath for the little birds. :) 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Flowers Make Me Smile

The flowers are from Valentine's Day.  I love having fresh flowers anytime, they just make me smile.  I'm a little behind with this post but that's what happens when a very entertaining Crow decides to pay a visit.  BTW...he's been back everyday. :)

It's Friday and for us that means the house needs to be cleaned, laundry finished and groceries bought, so we're ready to enjoy the weekend.  I usually make sure all of this is done on Thursdays so I can do whatever on Fridays. :)

Hubby and my dad are excited because Nascar starts back this weekend.  Any Nascar fans out there?  Or wives of Nascar fans? ha ha!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Day Three & Finale of The Crow

This is what I found when googling do Crows bury food...

Crows sometimes will bury food in the the yard and cover it with leaves or grass. They also hide food in trees or rain gutters, or another spot. Like squirrels, crows will retrieve the stored food when needed.

I always wonder how good are the squirrels are at finding their buried food now I'm wondering how well of a memory do the crows have when it comes time to find their food.  
I was sure that we videoed the Crow burying food.  I'll do some searching on my cell phone or backup inventory.  I would love to show you all.

I don't mind the Crow and his crew visiting.  I just hope it's not too often because they will scare of my visiting song birds and cute squirrel families. :)
I have really enjoyed the Crow stories everyone shared!  Crows can be so funny!
Animals are truly Amazing!

The Crow flew off to sit High in a tree and started squawking.  He was even bobbing like crazy but no one ever came and he flew away. 
He or she really is gorgeous.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Day Two of The Crow

I've really enjoyed hearing about your Crow experiences.  If you didn't see my blog post from yesterday you should go there to read about some blogger's encounters with these smart birds.  
I remember one day hubby and I got food from Chick-fil-A and ate in a nearby parking lot.  Our windows were down and here came a few Crows.  It was as if they had done this before, beg people for some crumbs. lol  I started throwing pieces of waffle fries to them, not many because they're so yummy haha! and they're full of salt.  Anyway, one Crow started burying some of the pieces!  I had never seen any bird bury food before and I haven't seen it since.
I'm super curious, have any of you seen a bird bury food??

Happy Sunday to you!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Day One of The Crow

I was sitting at our high top table when I heard a Crow start squawking.  I love sitting here when I'm online because if they're any critters out back then I'm sure to see them.  Anyway, I'm sure you've heard Crows squawk when they find something good and they're telling their entire crew about it. lol  The next thing I know this Crow comes swooping down over the birdbath straight to the peanut butter suet, scaring off two doves from the birdbath in the process.  
None of the crew ever showed, but this Crow really enjoyed himself and I really enjoyed the show.  Here's some of the photos, I'll have more later.
BTW..Happy Saturday!  Hope the sun is shining on you as brightly as it is here. :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day, friends!  
Do you have special plans for this day of love?  We will be having a family cookout and enjoying the nice weather.  There may be some chocolate involved at some point since hubby and son both know how it puts a smile on my face. :)

Much love to you all,

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Eastern Blue Birds

This is my grandmother's favorite bird, they really are beautiful.  She and I share the same passion for animals.  
The birds sure do enjoy the holly berries in our backyard and I enjoy watching the entire bush shake when all of a sudden it's as if they just found this buffet.  lol  Some days there's only a couple of Wrens out back and other days it's a like a festival of birds, which we very much enjoy.  
The very first bird I helped rescue was a baby Mocking bird.  I was about seven and dad and I raised him or her until it was ready to be on it's own and flew away.  Do you have a favorite bird? It's a challenge for me to choose only one but, Cardinals have always caught my eye. :)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Merlin the Mole that is actually a Vole lol

On Saturday we saw the neighbor's cat playing with some little critter in our front yard.  Hubby ran outside and scooped up the critter.  Turned out to be a young mole.  He seemed to enjoy being held.  We snapped a few photos then son released him in our backyard.  We have a lot of moles around.  My dad believes God gaves us moles to keep the ground aerated.   
Kyle named him Merlin. :)  I thought it was a fitting name seeing that he disappeared into the ground in a flash. :)

Is anyone watching the superbowl tonight?  We pre-ordered pizza and wings yesterday from our favorite place..Johnny's.  

Apparently moles get blamed for damage they don't cause.  For some mole facts click this link: Facts about moles
My friend Sandra, aka MadSnapper, has just informed me that we had a Vole not a Mole.  We should have noticed the difference because we've seen moles before, but I thought this one was just young.  We will have to keep an eye out for him. :)
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Thank you, Sandra, aka...MadSnapper.

Is Merlin cute or what?!  He seemed to enjoy being held.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

First Day of February

My first day of February started off with spring like weather.  I sat outside watching my pups play while I enjoyed a glass of sweet iced tea and the birds were singing.  I wish it were the weekend and everyone was home to enjoy a cookout.  Hopefully the perfect weather will carry on through the weekend.  Hope you enjoyed a pretty first day of February.

I'll share a few photos that I took while enjoying today's weather.  In the first photo Rocket is peeking at me. :)