Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Prejudice Admitted

I admit I am prejudiced. It's true. I am.

In fact, I admitted as much to my daughter this morning while we were talking on the phone. I'll admit it to you now.


There. I've said it.Nuthatches and Chickadees. Such sweet pretty little things. They only take one seed at a time. Eat their fill and flit away.

Not so with Sparrows. They come in a huge flock, flick seeds all over kingdom come and eat me out of house and home. I'm thinking I'll have to take a part time job just to afford seed for the rest of the winter, which, apparently is to last 6 more weeks.

While I'm on a truth revealing mission today, I may as well admit that I don't much like Grackles either. Nope. Too noisy and too mean looking. So this next story may be hard for you to understand. I baited a Raven.

I was making my lunch and I heard his noisy familiar call although I could not see him. I ran to the freezer, pulled out a piece of bread and threw it out the patio door into my back yard. Then I swiftly ran to get the camera.

There you see the bread.
Aha, here he is.
Ready to take off...


Too bad I had to take the pictures through the triple panes of my kitchen window.
I'll not likely do that again because really, who wants a Raven hanging around anyway?

The Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door-
Only this and nothing more."

Edgar Allan Poe

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Fun pictures! I had a hard time keeping up with feeding the sparrows last winter because they ate so much. We've got a kingfisher that lives in our yard now. It's beautiful, but quite territorial...a little scary in fact.