I was finally able to get a bird to pose for me in of my flowering trees this past week. I've tried many times to get these birds and blooms photos (sorry if there is a trademark issue with the magazine).
I was so thrilled to have a chickadee perch in my peach tree for several minutes. The lighting wasn't great, but I will take what I can get.
"The food is great here, but the service stinks. I waited forever.
I surmised that it may have been the same chickadee that posed among the green leaves of a lilac bush a few days earlier. I pondered to myself if it was the same cheeky little one who gave me the stare down at close range for not having the bird feeders out early enough one morning (How dare I sleep in on the weekend).
In other fowl news, a pair of Canada geese have been frequenting the neighbor's pond. We didn't get a great reception from the couple. First they were hiding with their necks down. However, as we were leaving they became more vocal. Their very loud and incessant honking irritated Kyle the goat.
He returned their onslaught with some snorting of his own. It was not a peaceful moment at the pond that day.
Internet research claimed the geese were just defending "their" territory.
I pondered what the actual translation of the honking was.... "Yea, that's right, you go on, get out of here and don't come back."
Meanwhile, the trail camera captured a nice peaceful shot of a goose and an action shot of them leaving.
The cold snap seemed to put a hold on the show. I always impatiently wait for what I hope will be a color explosion when the tulips bloom. However when I thought about the term color explosion, I could only picture the dogs stomping through my tulip bed scattering brightly hued petals everywhere.
That's just the nature of things 'round here.