April 12, 2011

Bird Watching

No, this isn't a bird. This is who comes to visit when bird watching becomes more important than common sense. The bears are awake, take in your feeders - and the one night we don't... He gave quite a performance. I was actually surprised he didn't smile for the camera. (This shot was taken from a second floor window. No harming of humans was involved. Although the feeder is toast.) As I sat on my porch writing this post, I observed the birds take what little seed was left from the ground. I will miss watching them for a few days while we try to persuade Mr. Bear to find his nightly meal elsewhere.

You'd think 17 years of country living would teach me something. Bears really do live in the woods. And although I've seen moose tracks in the yard, I have yet to see an actual moose. He's next on my list. Maybe I'll leave out some muffins.


Lila said...

Who knew bears liked bird seeds so much. I know I didn't! You're a brave soul and I hope you stayed safe inside while taking that picture!
Lila Ferraro

Wendy Wrzos said...

He must've been starving after that long Winter! I used to throw out all of my kitchen scraps into the woods (outside my back door) until the neighbor started mentioning he had seen bears, and complaining about people who "fed
the bears....
Still, they seem so cute from a distance.
Am waiting for the Moose picture.

Kimberly Merritt said...

Yes, who knew. I was safely inside Lila and I will be inside when/if I see that moose Wendy!

Anonymous said...

I loved that children's book!