Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Why Cats Hate Glass

Now that we are in deep winter, the birds have begun to respond to our offerings of bird seed and fat. The chickadees and nuthatches are with us fairly constantly but in no big numbers. The winter songbird influx this year was led by the juncos and an occasional pair of pine grosbeaks. Over the past few days, the pine siskins (aka "the little stripey finches") have arrived, a couple dozen more--it seems--every day.

Our cats are--of course--seasoned bird-watchers and are glad for the break in winter's monotony.


Anna said...

The orange one in the corner doesn't look very interested - too much catnip?? ;)

laura said...

She has always been a quiet one....

I can't remember when she joined our family but she has been with us a number of years. She wears Lucy's collar because there is something in her wide-eyed expression that reminds me of Lucy.

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Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

We are ardent lovers of the winter birds too. We have lots of redpolls and Snow buntings and only a few pine grosbeaks.

Can't wait to see a robin though. We are in the middle of another snowstorm.

Purrs Goldie