Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bird Wars ~ Day 3


The Cedar Waxwings are still here, trying to eat the berries. And Bill is succeeding at keeping them away. Every now and then, they'll storm the Foster Hollies and grab a berry or two before Bill returns to chase them away. When I hear the commotion, I grab the camera. I still haven't been able to get any good shots, but the sun is out now, so the ones that I did get are a little clearer. I'm not crazy about posting bad photos, but at this point, it's all I have to offer.


They're at in again, right now. This time Althea is up in the window, watching the show. It's
going to be an entertaining day~


I've got to transplant our broccoli and cabbage seedlings today. I think I'll bring the camera with me. Maybe I'll get lucky and can finally get the money shot.
Hope your weekend is filled with simple pleasures.
Until next time.....

5 comments:

Fringe said...

That is amazing! I've never seen such a sight. Those little berry stealing, tweeter stinkers.

Have you tried tying shiny metallic ribbon on some of the branches? I have seen that on fruit trees here. Apparently, the fluttering, light-catching ribbon keeps birds away.

Also, throwing string across the branches to resemble a net (my husband told me about this one). I don't know if you want to try either one of these ideas, but thought I'd mention them....

Keep us posted!
xo

BlackStar said...

I don't care if they eat the berries. That's what we plant the trees for. The problem is that the mockingbird refuses to let them eat. :)

woolies said...

OH! Bad Mockingbird! Back east, we used to have mockingbirds every spring build a nest across the street, and then spend weeks dive-bombing the cat next doors and shreaking at him.
:(

Sherry said...

I'm sending Tippi Hedren your way, watch out!

xo

Cindy said...

Wow, I'll have the occasional waxwing, but never that many at one time. It must be a sight to see. I did finally see a couple of mockingbirds yesterday and later they were singing their little hearts out.

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