November 21, 2007

Wordless Wednesday: Fall Visitors

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  1. How cool. They are really flocking there.

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  2. Nice Wednesday Post! Happy Wednesday! I cant believe the holiday season is here already! I am making homemade mac n cheese, 2 pies, and some salad to take to the inlaws! Have a great Holiday!

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  3. Cedar waxwings like these always remind me of the beginning of Nabokov's Pale Fire:

    "I was the shadow of the waxwing slain
    by the false azure of the windowpane;
    I was the smudge of ashen fluff—and I
    Lived on, flew on, in the reflected sky."

    They're voracious birds. A few years ago, they descended on Ponchatoula, Lousiana, at strawberry harvest time; the berry farmers cleaned the local WalMart out of birdshot in a desperate effort to defend the strawberry fields. Many of the birds actually got drunk on fermented berries and flew away rather tipsily.

    Too much information? Sorry. But I love the picture.

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  4. Oh that's really nice, Rob!
    They just pass through here. They hung out in my trees for a few minutes and then flew away. They are quite the eaters though!

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  5. I bet those guys are headed our way. Unfortunately, we get some of them checking into our Wildlife Hospital from time to time. Let's hope these guys enjoy a safe trip south.

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  6. I should show this to Grace, she just finished reading DuMaurier's "The Birds" and she's never looked at fowl the same.

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  7. Very nice shot. Great. I wish you and your family a happy thanksgiving day.

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  8. Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes but it's not my Thanksgiving!

    Scribbit- That was just a few of them. There were about 4 trees full. It looked a lot like "The Birds".

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  9. That's so pretty, Chris. I've been welcoming fieldfares here, our trees were full of them yesterday and they've cleared the last of the berries. None left for Christmas!

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