11/10/2009

Definitions

Definition of a nice day?
It’s way too nice to be in doors. A gorgeous mid November day, with lots of sunshine is not to be missed – so I didn’t.
Definition of cute?   The little Black capped Chickadee. When Nature created this fistful of feathers, nothing was left to chance. Perky tail. Wink of an eye. Kiss of colour. Sweet call a dee dee dee. And friendly disposition. What is there possibly not to love?





Definition of a teenager?
The Bluejay. Smart mouth, and constantly in use –whether imitating clothes lines or coming in for a landing and screeching at others to “Getouttatheway, Now!” Snappy dresser, likes to draw attention to its brilliant and various shades of blue. Picky eater. “Not just any nuts thank you., and next time? Shelled would be better!"
Just this side of gluttonous. I counted 5 peanuts this guy was able to carry in his mouth – all at once. He had that dish done in less than 15 minutes! And a party dude. This guy travels with all his friends…usually about 10 of them, eating me out of house and home, while scaring off the little ones. But still, there’s something you just can’t help but like about’em.














Definition of a banker?
The Hairy Woodpecker. Wears a prim black and white suit. Constantly working, rarely seen just hanging around the local branch. Always exploring places for new deposits. Always makes a big entrance, wings extended, “Hey look at me!” type. And definitely a little bit nutsy.


7 comments:

Julie said...

I loved this analysis, Susan. Nice to try to personify animals to get more in tune with them. We don't have any of these three birds in Australia.

Susan said...

hi Julie..I know the species list is different to the extreme...but I bet there are similarities between the species in terms of beak specialization and food preferences. Gad! Just beginning to wish I'd taken biology 25 years ago!! "Ve get too late schmart and too soon oldt" said the silly sign at the cottage!

Murr Brewster said...

We have the scrub jay here, not your blue jay. Plus Steller's in the nicer neighborhoods. But I'm thinking you could skip the peanuts. We followed the din one day to discover our jay hanging off the gutter, bashing in the head of a mouse. I must admit, I admire the squawky little #^%#@!%^s, myself.

The Early Birder said...

Hi Susan. I loved & laughed at the 'definition of a banker'. I'll let you into a past secret sometime. Cheers FAB.

Mary said...

Perfect. You nailed it ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan..

I just love looking at your photos. You really have an eye for beauty. You make me want to go for a walk around our place and start snapping pictures! Keep them coming.

Joan B.

Susan said...

Thanks Joan...you have the camera to do it too! and I must warn you..it's addictive, but as far as addictions go? one of the good ones. I take a lot of pleasure observing nature nowadays -thanks for the kind words.