...in the neighborhood
*Happy July 1st & what a perfect day it is too. It's 3:45 p.m. & the temp. is barely hovering at 80*, my windows and sliders are open & a gentle breeze is blowing. That's MY kind of summer! I decided to share a typical morning at the Kardos household with you. My feathery friends did NOT disappoint! The shot above? There's ongoing battles pretty much all day to see who gets to actually drink from the feeder.
*This is Poe the Crow. I love this guy & his wonky feathers to no end. These birds are incredibly smart. Did you know crows possess the ability for face recognition? I kid you not. Poe and I have a whole routine to feed him. He allows me to get pretty close to him. I know it's Poe by his distinctive color and by how close he actually gets to me. I like to push the envelope with him.
*I've blogged about the scrubs in the past but I tell ya, I love these guys as well. They remind me of velociraptors. They are equally as smart and VERY territorial. There are 2 clans & they really go at it.
What do they LOVE?
*Peanuts! This is the bait! I actually imitate they're bird call whistling and the clunk of the peanut on the table brings them right to me...
Why here's a taker now!
He's brave and doesn't mind me or my camera's lens shooting him.
Isn't he cute?
*This one actually "weighs" the peanuts! He picks one up, drops it, picks another one up, drops it, goes back to the 1st one, drops it...this will go on till he finds the heaviest.
But you know, every story has a villian right?
*Just look at her. Evil I tell you...pure evil. These squirrels destroy any and every nice thing you own. Unfortunately, they come with the territory. (shivers)
It's always busy here...busy busy busy like we own a zoo or somethin'!