Bird Invasion

gldno1January 30, 2013

A few days ago DH called meto the window. Here is what we saw:



I think they are grackles.....thankfully, they didn't stay around long.

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helenh(z6 SW MO)

Are you sure they aren't starlings? Maybe they ate some bugs for you and fertilized your grass. I wonder what the animals think of the drastic changes in our weather.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 11:18PM
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gldno1

I am never sure which is which. I don't like either of them.
I don't think they were on the ground long enough to eat.....poop yes.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 9:55AM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

I don't mind any kind of bird except big groups of them that stay in one area make a mess. Pigeons or Rock Doves roost on a metal track for an old hay fork in the barn on my parents' old place. Anything stored in there is covered in bird poo and I feel like it might cause disease.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 11:33AM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

It's a bit intimidating to see so many in one place. Reminds me of a movie. lol
I put out extra bird seed yesterday today since it's been colder and snowing a little. Gizmo has been trying so hard to catch a bird. He's been in the house watching them through the window at the feeder so he's not having any luck. He jumps against the window every few minutes. It's funny.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 6:28PM
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