Shrinkage

“Hey, whatchoo staring at my junco for?”

That little pecker out there? He’d be a giant condor if it were a tad warmer. Just sayin’.

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8 Responses to “Shrinkage”

  1. Dale Says:

    The juncos arrived here about 2 weeks ago, the various sparrows preceeded them. There were plenty of wild seeds for them then, but I began to scatter a few black oil sunflower seeds in protected areas around our small property as a backup.

    We have 3 hanging feeders for the chickadees and titmouses mostly, and two suet feeders for all of the above as well as nuthatches and woodpeckers and wrens.

    On ocaission a hawk takes one of the feeding birds and we don’t mind that – predators gotta predate.

    Speaking of shrinkage – the birds I see puff up when it gets really cold. On the other hand, my little red rooster does shrink.

  2. Shawn Says:

    Juncos are little furry balls when the temperature is really cold. Those suet feeders are there life support.

  3. Pat O’Brien Says:

    Snow yesterday? Please send some down here. I would root around in the back of the closet for a winter coat without complaint to get some water from the sky, even frozen.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      We didn’t get much, Pat. Just enough to broom off the driveway. Under an inch. But at least it got stupid cold. Some evildoer has done made off with my delightful high-desert climate.

      Anybody seen the “president” lately? He probably sold it to Russia.

      • Pat O’Brien Says:

        Nope, haven’t seen a “president of these here United States” in almost 4 years. Maybe next month, heh you hoser?

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Fingers crossed. The fella who has the gig at present never wanted it, wasn’t qualified, and isn’t doing it.

        That said, maybe I should get in line for a pardon. I have a few black marks in the old personnel file. I should start passing the hat. He isn’t giving these things away out of the goodness of his heart, y’know.

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