Clara-fying the dinner plans
Thursday May 06th 2010, 10:13 pm
Filed under: Knit,LYS,Wildlife

Two days ago, Clara flew into the nest and her children waited for her to come bring them dinner in their corner. She just stood there in the center. The message was clear: I don’t care if you do beakplants, you are old enough now to come over here and get it.

They grow and change so fast.  Today, she flew in with Pigeon Deplume’ and an eyas bounded over, grabbed it from her, and twirled away. Clara went right after it: gimme that! No! Yes! No! Yes! The two of them danced in circles three times, and on the fourth time ’round Clara succeeded in grabbing it back.

Now children. You will take turns being properly fed by me!

ME dooz it!


As one peregrine watcher put it a few days ago, (and I wish I could remember who so I could give them credit) “Mo-o-o-om, I ate all my pigeon; can I have some songbird for dessert?”

Their new dark feathers are growing in by the day.  Before you know it they’ll be ready for the Jerry Flew-us Fledge-a-thon.

(p.s. I took the qiviut scarf to Purlescence tonight. Universal swooning did happily occur. And today, for the first time, a spotted towhee showed up, identified after emailing with Sally, my expert.  It took a red-eye flight to get here.  Gorgeous!)

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I forgot to mention to you that, earlier this week, they talked on the news of the newborn peregrine falcons that are being observed on the tower of one of our universities (Universit̩ de Montr̩al Рwhere I studied РI am so proud!).

It’s not often you would find that specie in such a bit city as ours. Ours was a case of pigeon control…

I guess it works for birds too : where there is work, families settle. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 05.07.10 @ 5:13 am

“Me Do IT!” was Gretchen’s battle cry as a pup. I don’t think she realizes how tiny she is.

(And two thumbs up on that title.)

Comment by Channon 05.07.10 @ 6:56 am

red eye indeed!

as usual you have brightened my day

Comment by Bev 05.07.10 @ 8:07 am

Methinks I have some language to learn. “ eyas bounded over..” Eyas?

Funny –

A professional storyteller was in Europe speaking at various libraries. Later she told her mother that she had given a speech for 250 librarians. “Great,” said her mother, “how much is that in American money?”

Comment by Don Meyer 05.07.10 @ 10:38 am

I can think of a songbird from my yard that Clara’d be welcome to have! 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 05.07.10 @ 1:48 pm

Wow, Jocelyn really is upset with that bird!

Comment by twinsetellen 05.07.10 @ 4:17 pm

Mother Nature at work!!!! She works so hard. The other day I was watching a bird gather twigs to build a nest. I couldn’t believe how many this little bird was able to gather in her mouth before flying away.

Comment by Joansie 05.07.10 @ 6:39 pm

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