This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Monday, August 26, 2013

End of August.................

Its been hot hot today I could not stand it outside. So much needs to be done but no energy or enthusiasm to do it. I like cool weather. The worst thing is the humidity. Still I can't complain when you see the fires out west. At least we have had some rain now and then.
So what's going on in the garden. Not much. Today I did see a Grackle at the feeder. The birds are moulting and look so funny. The Cardinal doesn't even look like a Cardinal and the Blue Jay has a very small head right now. I wont show their pictures this time.
The Grackle is looking rather sharp though, beautiful birds. They look wicked though.
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He saw me at the window and was not about to leave, he found some good stuff in the feeder.
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You can see the scruffiness of him, feathers out of place and some missing.
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The other Grackle was sitting in the tree waiting for him to finish, it didn't work too well with both on the feeder. They are not small birds.
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Meanwhile I was watching a little black squirrel. He didn't seem to want to go up to the feeders because of the Grackels but to my amazement he went and picked some flowers. Then proceeded to eat them. Now, as they were sunflowers I was not too surprised but would have thought that he would have waited for them to turn to seed.
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He sat and enjoyed a couple of flowers, eating the whole thing
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you can see here he is eating the petals as well
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Then its gone.

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1 comment:

Magic Love Crow said...

Janice, your pictures amaze me! Really! They are so close! You can see every detail! I love it!!! That black squirrel is so cute! He must have been hungry! Grackles are a nice wicked ;o) LOL! Take Care ;o)