Winds-or chair?
Saturday July 23rd 2011, 9:50 pm
Filed under: Wildlife

The little guy was long and scrawny and new at this. He perched on the chairback, looking almost straight up at the feeder. The angle was a little too… He cleaned his beak, drawing little x’s with it against the wood. Looked up again. Shuffled his feet a bit, bobbed his head up and down, up and down, gauging the distance.  It’s, it’s, right there, I can do it! Cleaned his beak. Five times: dance, crane, look, shuffle, clean. Have you ever seen a finch on tiptoe?

Finally he leaped for it, beating his wings furiously, overshooting just a bit and flappingflappingflapping and coming right back. He got it! The fountain of food! Break out the pizza, hey, guys, let’s celebrate!

(And if he ever takes up knitting, his sweaters will be bob bob bob bob bob aran style.)

p.s. after Marian’s comment, no, I hadn’t seen that comic–too funny!

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Okay, i just sent you the birds-want-a-pizza cartoon before reading this. Just want to make it clear the order of that–send email, look you up, crack up at the unwitting convergence. Here’s the link, if it works.

Comment by Marian 07.23.11 @ 11:01 pm

Neat!! He made it to the big boy table!

Comment by Channon 07.24.11 @ 7:38 am

That’s funny! Sort of reminds me of Pepper when she is running around on the ground, trying to figure out how to get up on my walker. She can do it — I’ve seen her do it — but with her wings clipped, it’s a bit of a trick.

Comment by Don Meyer 07.24.11 @ 10:09 am

Oops–for those coming in later, the link did not remain with that day’s strip, but will now take you to the current one. So, to describe: single panel, man with birdseed in hand, met at window/patio door by two birds who declare that they have decided that they would rather have pizza, please.

Comment by Marian 07.26.11 @ 10:58 pm

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