Sunday, January 31, 2010

Whaddya Mean 'Gone'? Perches Don't Just Get Up and Walk Away!

Since we've ripped apart the Old Veggie Garden fence, the bluebirds have been feeling, well, blue.

This little guy's looking wistfully at the place where his fence perch used to be, as he settles for the tomato cage...


He thinks, "Nah, this isn't right. Let me move over to the finch feeder hanger..."


Then he thinks, "These people put this perch awfully close to the firepit, maybe this isn't a good place either...."


He just isn't satisfied, and flies away :(

I LOVE bluebirds in the winter. Their brightness just cheers me up. And by the way, that isn't the permanent spot for the finch feeder lol. Mr. A stuck it there temporarily while he tore up the garden. :) Just in case you were wondering...;)

11 comments:

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I hope they'll stick around, those bluebirds!

fairegarden said...

Hi Kyna, oh the bluebird is so cheering! We do feel sorry that his favorite perch has been moved. I am sure you guys will have something else available soon. We have to keep our feathered friends happy! :-)
Frances

Pam's English Garden said...

Delightful post, Kyna. Thank goodness we have bluebirds to cheer us through the gray days of January! Stay warm. Pamela x

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love Bluebirds, how lucky they visit you there. It does seem funny how birds seem to almost remember things. I had taken a feeder down yesterday and there were birds sitting in the tree next to where it was waiting for it this morning.

Kyna said...

Tatyana: I usually do see them around all year in my yard. They just never seem quite as blue the rest of the year. They do keep the insects at bay though!

Frances: I'll always do whatever I can to make my birds happy :D I'll think of something...

Pam: Glad you were as cheered up as I was! :)

Catherine: Hehe...just like a cat sitting next to his empty dish, looking up at you like you're crazy. Birds kind of have that same look to me...maybe it's just my imagination lol

Thank you all for stopping by :)

Kelly@LifeOutOfDoors said...

Kyna - thanks for the message on Blotanical. Love seeing the bluebird - I'm from Virginia and my mom always has them in her garden. How do I get them here in PA? Glad you're enjoying NC - the outerbanks is my favorite place on earth - I've been there every summer of my life. Can't wait to see your spring - it will be here soon and way before mine. Hurrah! Kelly

Kyna said...

You're welcome :D Like I said, I love meeting people! :)

You still should be able to get them there...I checked a range map, and the Eastern Bluebird is throughout the entire US. I know they don't really touch my feeders, they mostly eat the insects in my garden. But I think they may sometimes eat from fruit feeders? I think? lol.

This area is really growing on me too. Once I see the azaleas and wisteria blooming in April-ish, I know spring is really here! *dances*

Stone Art said...

Don't take it to personally, there is just no pleasing some bluebirds, once he has had his sulk he probably will be back.

The Idiot Gardener said...

Bluebirds? I have a few magpies that live in a tree at the bottom of the garden, and a bunch of pigeons that stay just about far enough away to stay out of the oven. Aside from the that, the only decent visitors I got are a family of foxes and a bunch of frogs that live in the overgrown tangle of the West Bank (sadly I give all the parts of my garden names).

I'm trying to make sure that I don't 'evict' any of them as the Great gardening Plan staggers into life!

Jayne said...

Awww - your bluebird looks so sweet :-)

Kyna said...

Stone: I'm sure he will. I have way too many bugs on the yard to feast on lol.

Mr. Gardener (because I can't feel good about calling you Idiot until I know whether it's well deserved or not :P ): Foxes and frogs can be good company. I don't know if I miss magpies though...we had a ton of them when I lived in Canada, and there aren't any here in the States. Noisy buggers :P

And thank you too Jayne! :)