Feathers On Friday: Mr. GBH is ruffled

Usually so sleek and smooth, even Mr. GBH can have a ‘bad hair day’. Somehow he still manages to look absolutely gorgeous, so maybe this is just the newest fashion in bird coiffure.

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Wishing you all a relaxing and peaceful weekend.

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The Mystery of the Disappearing Birdseed

Lots of rain and clouds here in the past few days. Today, the Blue Jay popped in to check out the bird feeder.

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Whatcha looking at, lady?

He and his mates chased off the red-bellied woodpecker before I could get a decent photo.

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“Those mean old Blue Jays just don’t want to share. “

My Backyardigan friends can be quite demanding, and when it comes to food, they squabble a lot.

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“Time to fill my feeder up again. That greedy rascal Sammy squirrel has shaken out most of my seeds and gobbled them up.”

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“Who, me!?? Look, I’m not eating your seeds, am I? Just get your facts straight!”

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Basil, who’s supposed to be on look out duty, didn’t see a thing.

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Iggy says,”I really can’t point fingers, because I’m too busy munching all the leaves off this hibiscus bush.”

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Grandpa Igasho says, “Just cool it will you!  All these accusations make my hair stand on end.”

Well, I guess we’ll never get to the bottom of it, so the only thing to do is buy another bag of bird/squirrel seed.

Wishing you all a great Tuesday.

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It’s Wild Out There

It seems that we are being taken over by Iggys these days. Everywhere I look, there are green heads popping up out of the grass, and also peeping at me though the palm tree trunks. “Hi there!”

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Igasho is the Grand-Daddy of them all, and lately he’s been spending a lot of time lazing around in our backyard.

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He’s beginning to turn orange, which probably means that he’s looking for a mate. Yesterday, I went outside to have a chat and he turned to see who was approaching.

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I guess I’m just not his type, because he rather rudely turned his back on me and stalked off with his nose in the air.

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Happy Tuesday to you all. Tomorrow i have a very much smaller wild thing to show you.

 

 

 

My Sunday Photo: Linda Limpkin Returns

Lately, I’ve been a bit worried about Lennie Limpkin. He always used to be accompanied by his friend Linda, but I hadn’t seen her for quite some time. Lennie had been looking rather lonely of late, and I was really hoping that nothing untoward had happened to his lady friend. Anyway, yesterday whilst he was busy foraging in our neighbour’s backyard, I spotted Linda, gracing one of the trees just across the water. It’s always nice to know that my outdoor friends here are doing well.

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Happy Sunday to you all. Next week, we should be getting some exciting deliveries of kitchen units, light-fittings, and appliances. Things are really looking up.

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Floral Friday Fotos: Flamboyant Flame Tree

A few weeks ago I noticed something bright orange clinging to the top of a neighbour’s tree across the lake. From a distance, it looked like the wind might have blown a brightly coloured plastic bag up there. Eventually, my curiosity got the better of me and I zoomed my camera in on it. A single spray of beautiful flame colored flowers.

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When we returned from our trip to NJ, I was delighted to see that the tree had been very busy producing many more of these lovely bright blooms. How beautiful they look against the blue Florida sky. This is a Royal Poinciana also known as the Flame Tree, for obvious reasons.

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Our immediate family has seven May birthdays, all within two weeks, and today is my sister’s turn. I’ve sent her flowers of course,

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and have just called her to wish her many happy returns of the day.

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Hope you all have a relaxing and happy weekend.

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Six Word Saturday: Why is it called a birdfeeder?

I’ve recently seen a couple of beautiful smaller birds in our backyard, but they never stay long enough for me to get a photo or to identify them, so I had the brilliant idea of buying a birdfeeder and a bag of seeds. Yay me!

Of course not much escapes Sammy’s attention,

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and the birds watching from a distance, don’t even get a look in.

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Sammy also brought some of his mates along to share in the feast, and generously allowed them to have the ones which fell on the ground.

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and whilst one stood guard,

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another one, wearing the fiercest look he could muster, was all set to chase off the enemy.

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The Iggy family sunning themselves on the rocks, just looked on in amazement wondering what all the fuss was about. “Seeds? Who on earth wants to eat bird seed?”

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Happy weekend to you all. You can join in Cate’s’ Six Word Saturday’ by clicking the  badge below.

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Mr. GBH poses nicely for the 7 Day Nature Challenge

My blog friend Gilly has invited me to join in the ‘7 -Day Nature Photo Challenge’, and yesterday when I went out to see what I could find for day # 3,  I was happy to see Mr. GBH surveying the lake from his favourite branch. Such an elegant stance, I’m sure you’ll agree.

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It’s becoming difficult to find someone to nominate for the challenge, as so many of you have been nabbed already, so please feel free to join in if you have a mind to.

I’m also linking this post to Jude’s ‘March Wildlife In The Garden Challenge’ which changes its theme from 1st April.

We have a lovely rainy Wednesday here in Florida. Hope you all have a great day.