The weather bureau referred to it as “flurries” but briefly it had more the appearance of a blizzard.
Not that our feathered friends were daunted. If you don’t like birds, today’s post is probably not for you!
A flock ( or two?) of Starlings are hanging out with us lately, providing endless entertainment, though I suspect the other birds will be delighted when they move on to invade someone else’s feeding stations.
Hanging out in the waiting room as they wait for seed and suet.
And in the trees across the field.
It’s spooky, like “The Birds”. I always wondered about the Lovebirds in that movie. Do you think they survived?
Some mornings here, look a bit like that movie.
And we get sound effects as the Crows shout for food and the ruffians pour out of the sky shrieking.
Starlings have the appearance of badly brought up kids.
If you see what I mean…
“Get off my suet block!”
“That means you too!”
Going in with all guns blazing. Or something like that.
There ought to be corpses strewn about.
Happily, I’ve yet to see blood drawn.
“While those two duke it out, I’ll have a quick nibble.”
“Get off, you horrible great shite!”
Suddenly the Sparrows seem very contained!
Sometimes, briefly, other birds may eat.
“I say? Is the coast clear?”
“Listen, laddie. Your lot had better learn some manners.”
Sharing. What a concept!
“Yes, yes, understand. I’m out-numbered. I’ll just go then.”
Mrs Cardinal opted for an aborted landing.
“That’s got them sorted!”
“Not going to be trouble now, is there?”
“Heavy going, walking in this stuff!”
“Come and get it before the little shits come back!”
“I said come and get it! Now. Cark!”
“Right. Well I’m off. That’s my duty done.”
The Bluejays were on…
But only briefly…
Just long enough to show off their pretty plumage.
“Ewh no, not them again!”
Soon the puffy clouds were pushed aside.
With snow came renewed interest in food.
Though how could there be anything left?
Maybe there wasn’t.
“Where’d everybody go?”
Of course there was the other suet feeder…
They made short work of that too.
Rowdy, fierce and fun.
Starlings are beautiful.