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When Birds Come To Roost ‘Ere October 19, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Art & Photography, Humor, Joke.

Yesterday on the back deck, in the span of 60 seconds, I saw a pelican fly overhead, then another pelican, then 2 great white egrets, followed by a roseate spoonbill.

I didn’t have my camera handy, so you’ll have to take my word for it.  But here’s a pelican from a previous expedition.


This morning, I saw a great blue heron fishing on the opposite bank, along side a white egret and 2 ibis.

Again, no camera.  But here’s a previous visitor to our deck, or perhaps the same one at a different time.


I also saw a number of vultures swooping and soaring over the lagoon.  Their wings have a tell-tale WHOOSH that I recognize without even looking up.

The vultures reminded me of this naughty joke:  The Farmer’s Cock.  Enjoy!


Aah . . . that’s better!

Related post:  Daily Prompt ~ Home Sweet Home


1. Carl D'Agostino - October 19, 2013

Yeah, sure. Two turtles flew over yesterday here. “I didn’t have my camera handy, so you’ll have to take my word for it.”

nrhatch - October 19, 2013

Maybe they were two turtle doves? Let me know when you see Pigs take flight! That would be some sight. 😀

2. shreejacob - October 19, 2013

Hahaha…read the cock-a-doodle-do joke 😛

Hmm…I read Carl’s comment…so *now* I’m wondering if I should take your word for it..LOL!!

Well…awesome that you have such BIG birds flying near your place 😀

nrhatch - October 19, 2013

Haha! Believe it . . . or not! 😛

We enjoy the BIG birds around here. There’s an osprey that rests in a tree just opposite the villa. We see him/her almost every day. Sometimes eating. Sometimes digesting. Sometimes hunting. Sometimes resting.

3. Pix Under the Oaks - October 19, 2013

Good Morning Nancy!

nrhatch - October 19, 2013

Happy Saturday, Pix! Did you see that lovely Full Moon last night? Stellar.

Pix Under the Oaks - October 19, 2013

NO! It rained here last night.. 🙂 Thankfully!

nrhatch - October 19, 2013

Glad the rains came when you needed them. The clouds are building up here at the moment. I expect a squall soon.

4. kateshrewsday - October 19, 2013

Lots of exotic birds and a naughty joke. A perfect Saturday morning, Nancy.

nrhatch - October 19, 2013

We made it! It’s Saturday . . .

The weekend stretches out before us.
We can linger longer over coffee or tea.

Aah . . . that’s better!

kateshrewsday - October 19, 2013


5. granny1947 - October 19, 2013

I don’t recognise the last one…indigent to your part of the world?

nrhatch - October 19, 2013

Yes! An indigenous bird residing in the Village of the Arts. 😉

He reminds me of Foghorn Leghorn:

6. Grannymar - October 19, 2013

I’m the only big bird round here and a crazy one at that! I am pestered with neighbourhood cats using my garden as a walkway and they seem to have driven all the little birds away!

nrhatch - October 19, 2013

Aww . . . hope they return soon.

Feeding the birds in winter (especially the bright colored cardinals) always kept me from getting Cabin Fever.

Grannymar - October 19, 2013

Maybe in the Spring!

nrhatch - October 19, 2013

Maybe the cats will stay inside, fireside, during the cooler weather . . . giving you a chance to entice the birds back with some FAT sunflower seeds? 😀

7. Don - October 19, 2013

You live in a beautiful place Nancy.

nrhatch - October 19, 2013

Thanks, Don. We love it here. Especially now when the island is starting to wake up after its summer slumber. Bayfest is this weekend. Last night at the pier, we saw a paddle boarder with TWO passengers aboard. Dog #1 and Dog #2. Both wearing life jackets. :mrgreen:

When we got home, we asked Tigger if he wanted to go paddle boarding. He deferred decision to a later date.

8. Tom Merriman - October 19, 2013

Herons are gorgeous birds, Nancy! What fabulous visitors you have.

nrhatch - October 19, 2013

They are! It’s a JOY to wander out on the deck, look around, and see birds of a feather milling about or flying o’er head.

9. Arlee Bird - October 19, 2013

Looks like you got every kind of bird there except for me! I can’t resist a bird post.

Wrote By Rote

nrhatch - October 19, 2013

We’ll let YOU rule the roost! 😀

10. Andra Watkins - October 19, 2013

You got some great pics, Nancy.

nrhatch - October 19, 2013

Thanks, Andra. The birds around here cooperate. Makes snapping shots EZ. 😀

11. Patricia - October 19, 2013

Dang! The only things on my balcony are pigeons. I do have a hawk show up now and then but mostly just pigeons.

nrhatch - October 20, 2013

Make sure those hawks don’t make off with Teddy! We had one on the balcony once that could easily have air-lifted Tigger away.

12. Three Well Beings - October 19, 2013

I would be completely entranced with routine sightings of such glorious birds! I haven’t had much exposure to vultures, but they also must be really intriguing. And I’m not even familiar with a roseate spoonbill! Such diversity is really a treasure, I think. 🙂

nrhatch - October 20, 2013

Vultures are not attractive birds when grounded . . . but they are magnificent fliers. There’s a good shot of some Roseate Spoonbills in this post:


13. jannatwrites - October 21, 2013

I love the variety of birds! Tonight, my husband saw a bald eagle. It was in a tree near his friend’s house and the guy said the eagle is always around. I hope to go see it this week- with my camera ready. I’ve always wanted to see an eagle in person.

nrhatch - October 21, 2013

I have seen Bald Eagles, on occasion, both here and in MD ~ there’s a nesting pair about 3 miles from the villa in Robinson Preserve. They come back each year to have their chicks.

Good luck getting a glimpse and photo of the Bald Eagle in your neighborhood. Wonderful to watch them soar.

14. sufilight - October 23, 2013

You are surrounded by so much beauty. I have never seen a blue heron in person. And, I take your word that you saw them. 😀

nrhatch - October 23, 2013

We see more GBH’s here than anywhere else we’ve lived ~ saw them on occasion in NJ, with regularity in MD, and daily here.

Thanks for trusting me, Marie. I would never tell a lie on SLTW ~ although I might, on occasion, embellish the truth, just a little, for added emphasis. 😛

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