a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday...

The rain has melted the last of the snow.
The cardinals come as quickly as the dogs
when they hear the dog food rattle.
This guy has a mouth full.
A shy visitor...I had to hide for this one.
Did they come by four wheel drive?
No, it was an airborne assault.
The water garden waits for me to finish my job.
Happy Sunday.

24 comments:

Sandra said...

I did not know birds eat dog food.. love that little piggy cardinal... adorable. glad the snow is gone. we have a cold front coming to us for all of next week, this if Florida, so what is up with that?

Deb said...

I love cardinals...great photos...I knew black birds and grackles ate dog food.. but I didn't know cardinals would...

Deb said...

I love cardinals...great photos...I knew black birds and grackles ate dog food.. but I didn't know cardinals would...

Deb said...

I love cardinals...great photos...I knew black birds and grackles ate dog food.. but I didn't know cardinals would...

Lynne said...

Great photos Gail . . . Is that the food standard for your birds? Maybe I should try it!

Brian Miller said...

ha. our snow is set to begin in a few hours....cool capture of your bird friends...

Primitive Stars said...

Beautiful pictures Gail, you captured all the birds perfectly.....love the Cardinals.....Spring Blessings Francine

TexWisGirl said...

cute. i sometimes throw dog food out for the crows.

Sue said...

What great shots, especially loved that cardinal in the snow!

=)

McGuffy Ann said...

Thanks! I love them all!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lots of colorful birds today!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Well that's a new one for me- I'll have to try dog food sometime.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Your Cardinals are lovely..so bright and cheerful:)

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! You have some of the same types of birdies we do . Birds adapt to lots of different types of food really ! All our snow has finally gone and none in forecast so far , the temps are slowly warming up but the winds still carry a chill to them ! Have a good day !

Mary Ann said...

The northern flickers and woodpeckers are so shy, but hang onto my suet feeder until I am almost out there. We have five fresh inches today, but it is melting already, thank heavens. Our ponds are refilling and our water table coming back up. Rain this week.

I did not know you had a little pond... did you make it yourself and are you happy with it?

DesertHen said...

What a pretty Cardinal! The wild birds around here do an air assault on the dog food that is left out as well as the chicken food!

LindaG said...

Great photos all, Gail. ♥

Pat said...

Geez! You have hardy birds in Arkansas! They eat dog food instead of, or besides, bird seed? Who knew? Brave little souls! Love the photos of the cardinals against that white snow!

Carol Henrichs said...

Looks like you have enlightened many of us who never knew birds ate dog food. I can't wait to try that.

I am also re-inspired by your water feature.

Dreaming said...

Yay! Spring!
Your pictures are wonderful. Love the car/jeep/truck slowly being revealed by the snow.

Susan Kane said...

I gasped when your first cardinals' photo appeared. Love cardinals--reminders of Illinois.
You managed to capture some wonderful bird photos!

Jenny said...

I am laughing over the 'airborn assault'.

What a fun post!

John Gray said...

Fat little fellas

SaucyKod said...

I am not surprised the birda are eating dog food - after all, most of dog food is corn n chicken parts. We do not feed our dogs "dog food" - Growing up, the dogs got a dish of whatever was on the stove - a dash of potato, veggies, a piece of meat, a piece of bread and either milk or spoon of gravy - they are healthy and happy. I look at the prices of dog food and shudder to think how high the cost is. My dogs have always lived long and healthy lives - My granny called the dog's food "Table Scraps" and the dogs always got fed before the people.
I really like the grey steps and that lovely chubby cardinal. I think that other guy is a woodpecker? Beautiful photo of your pond.

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