Random stuff.

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For those of you who haven’t seen the header image on my blog this month…

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Flying woodchuck witches seemed more than appropriate.

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Birds?

Yeah, we got ‘em.

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Flocks of hundreds of starlings that fly in and empty our bird feeders in record time.

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I’m guessing “Your nuts are in this box” is not a package most men expect to receive.

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Can you see the beautiful buck hidden behind the blueberry bushes?

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It seems Lord Dudley Mountcatten has had enough of the glorious fall foliage.

And finally, in honor of Halloween…

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I wish I’d seen this sooner.

It’s a holiday yard decoration I could totally get behind.

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20 thoughts on “Random stuff.”

  1. I’ve noticed a lot of people really going all out with the Halloween decorations this year. Yesterday we saw a house with two huge private ships having a battle and across the street from that was a layout of the end of Ghostbusters. I wish I’d gotten a photo.

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  2. In the days before we joined the cell phone craze (we never really joined, though we do now own the things — they make good walkie-talkies!) and before we had our camera unpacked after our move, we tried a new menu item at our bird feeder, some kind of chicken-scratch feed for laying hens. The day we put it out our yard was inundated with every sparrow within ten square miles of us. They were there by the thousands, filling up the feeder, and every inch of landing space they could fit on. You could not see the leaves on the trees because they were covered with sparrows. The chicken-scratch must have smelled wonderful. We ravaged our unpacked boxes for the camera but we could not find it. The image of that day remains only in our heads.
    But for however good the feed smelled, it did not taste that good, I guess. We put the whole bag of feed out that day, and it did disappear, so next morning we went out and bought another. Not one sparrow came, and no other species either. No ravens, magpies, crows, blue jays, red poles, grossbeaks, or otherwise. Whatever was in the feed must have made everyone sick, because no one wanted it.
    Your picture of the birds on the wires reminded me of this. If our town had still had above-ground wires they would have been filled too, I guess, but only for one day. We had to throw that feed out, and it took months before anyone came to our feeder again. The birds had lost trust. Now, 14 years later, we use black oil sunflower seeds and mixed nuts. We get our fair share of birds, but nothing like that one day. Hitch cocktail would have loved it that day.

    I left what Spelchek did to Hitchcock so you could see what I have to deal with, but what is going on right now is unbelievable. My letters are appearing one space away from my cursor while typing.
    This tablet is possessed!

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    1. We have a few species of sparrows, but for impressive numbers it’s starlings and grackles here. Spring and late fall they turn they sky black and I can’t keep the feeders full. Well, I could…. but I refuse to mortgage the house or sell a kidney. I use black oil sunflower as well. Also buy a nice mixture with nuts and fruits, it’s pricey but they love it. I have a suet cage, nugget cylinder and spread mealworms when the bluebirds are in town.
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      1. I’m too far north for Bluebirds. Even graces don’t like it up here, but I think cuz there are too many of their bigger relatives. We saw a black starling the other day, but I think he was on his way elsewhere.

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