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And then there were two…

I strongly suspect both these guys are from the same nest. Same species, same size. Jack has been haunting one corner of the garden. He’s either able to climb the tree or he’s waiting for them the fledge and scooping them off the ground.

Blackbird #2 was uninjured, maybe sliiiightly bigger than the first, and very freaked out by the whole Weasel Experience. He kept opening his mouth for food and then spitting it out. I think, actually, the open beak was aggression in his case. Eventually, he got hungry enough to be a good bird. He sure wanted out of the cage, though.

We went out for a few hours yesterday, so I took a chance. I locked Jack up in the house and left the cage outside, high up, near the nest, with the door open. When we came home, one bird was gone and I didn’t find him on the ground. Zo! Happy ending, let’s hope.

Unfortunately, the one left behind appears to be Irritating Spit Bird.

NB: yes, indeed, catnip takes the dick with Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. I think I’m about three dicks behind at the moment. Apologies if you’re waiting. I’ve got an Irritating Spit Bird on my drawing desk at the mo. So, back here, Friday, 6pm WBT, Dead Pool Round 63!


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: May 5, 2014, 6:10 pm

Well-fed cat toys!

Comment from drew458
Time: May 5, 2014, 9:24 pm

EZ Jr? Wow, you guys are thorough. I didn’t even notice it in the news!

Comment from raised garden bed plans
Time: May 6, 2014, 1:34 am

If someone has never gardened with raised beds, this coming
year is a great time to begin. The tobacco poles provide a rustic fence that is both charming and functional.

The newspaper will biodegrade and is the green choice for an organic.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: May 6, 2014, 2:12 am

Congratulations Mrs. Weasel you have a spambot. Can I hope for Lace Wigs?

Comment from Nina
Time: May 6, 2014, 2:49 am


Cats. You can’t live with ’em and you don’t want to live without ’em.

Comment from Oceania
Time: May 6, 2014, 4:28 am


Two? They might adopt you!

Comment from Oceania
Time: May 6, 2014, 8:25 am

Dead Pool?
Chalk up US democracy and freedom … it died somewhere between Iraq and the Ukraine.

If you find its corpse, please bury it.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: May 6, 2014, 9:16 am

” I’ve got an Irritating Spit Bird on my drawing desk at the mo.”

That phrase elegantly describes soooo many situations in life.

Comment from mojo
Time: May 6, 2014, 2:38 pm

Mumbles “…a Quinn-Martin production…”

Comment from MikeW
Time: May 7, 2014, 1:10 pm

… Irritating Spit Bird

Hmm, must be one of those Old World things. Back on the modern side of the pond we use a rotisserie. Try the Long Island Duckling. A bit of plum sauce… Mmm, that’s a good bird. Not irritating at all.

Comment from Mahmut
Time: May 14, 2014, 3:21 am

Mike has anyone seen wanwixgs in housing estate at the back of wye vale garden centre on Newport pagnell road yet last two years there have been lots.

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