Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spring My @$$!

...sign language...

You may have noticed a running theme here. If not, you probably live south of me and just don't understand the frustration of 50 degrees and sunny and 20 degrees and...uh..not sunny. The taunting of spring is starting to wear a little thin around here.

I've seen a few Robins. The Turkey Vultures are back, though according to Bob Hinkle, until March 15th they're are known as Red-headed Blackbirds. We have Red-winged Blackbirds at the feeders as well as Common Grackles. All signs of spring. Six inches of snow? Not a sign of spring. You have a nice day in South America. I'll be thinking of you. #@&*$!

Do you think any butterflies will show up today?

I do not like snow, Sam I am.
I do not like it one little gram.

WOW!! A new yard bird for us!
You may remember my post on these birds nesting at Magee Marsh a while ago,
who would have thought I'd find a Snowball Finche perching in my own garden!

American Tree Sparrows are very impatient.
He's staring at an empty ground feeder.
I'll fill it as soon as I clear the driveway!

This is "Killer." He's the Song Sparrow from Hell.
We have had up to six Songs feeding in our gardens lately...until this guy shows up and flaps his wings and chases the others out.
Very territorial, this one!

"Mornin' Dave"
Mornin' Dove.

These poor Red-winged Blackbirds will just sit and stare at me saying:
"What the heck is with all this snow?!"

White-throated Sparrows can hop faster than I can shoot...

Song Butt.
Enjoy the snow.
I gonna take a nap now.