Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I do love a nice bit of fat for breakfast!

Well not me personally of course, but the woodpecker does!  He was telling me this very morning as he sat outside on the bag of suet with seeds. 

"Good morning Claire"

"Good morning Mr. Woodpecker!"

"I do love a nice bit of fat for breakfast."

"Well that's why I put it out for you.  I love to watch you eating your breakfast - it gives me a lovely view while I eat mine.  Admittedly mine is yogurt, and not fat."

"Well, you get to sit at your desk all day.  I have to flutter about and use all that energy."

"I know!  And it's cold out there!"

"Yes, ooooh, and sometimes the wind blows under my feathers!  Brrrr!"

"I see your friend the chickadee is out there with you."

"I tolerate him.  He doesn't eat too much of my fat."

"How generous of you."

"I manage to catch fat crumbs with my tail you know, so I lay it out like a napkin, and then I can clean up after myself"

"You are clever!"

"I know."

"Well, I must go to work.  I'll leave you to your breakfast."

"Right, see you tomorrow then.  I'll let you know when I need more fat put out."

"Indeed.  Stay warm!"

(demanding little birds, aren't they!)


Flartus said...

What a lovely LOL to start my day...thank you! Your birds are so much more amusing than ours. "I tolerate him. He doesn't eat too much of my fat."

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

darling, great way to start the day

Mom L said...

What a delightful "tail"!!!! Thanks, Claire!


Lola Nova said...

Oh, I do like a bit of fat for breakfast every now and again, of course I take mine in bacon form. :)

Michelle said...

Wonderful! Here the raccoons have gobbled up the suet cakes I've put out; I don't know that the peckers have gotten any of it!

Wrensong Farm said...

What a pleasant Woodpecker conversation you had! Thanks for sharing!! Wishing you and yours a Wonderful New Year!! Tammy and the Wrensong bunch

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Hee hee! I like your woodpecker and your chickadee, Claire! I think I'd try that fat too! Maybe it would taste like apples? My lady says no it wouldn't. Goat kisses from Isobelle!

Cat said...

Demanding, and don't forget modest!

Lovely photos...


Deb said...

You have a very pleasant woodpecker :) We have them once in awhile but the bluejays are plentiful this winter and they are such hogs that they drive all the other birds away.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Hello and what a lovely blog you have...I found you via Muckboots and Aprons :)
What kind of fat did you place in the bag...or did you buy pre-bagged at the feed store?
Stop by for a visit anytime :)

Gail said...

Great captures.

Mary Ann said...

Fat reigns here for the birds, I just added two more suet feeders for the little rascals! Lovely pictures.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

LOL! I enjoyed reading your fat conversation with your woodpecker friend. Very creative and cute!

I like fat for breakfast, too. Give me bacon any day. yummo!

I enjoy watching my birds, too. They don't mind it when I eat my fat. :)


Jenny Holden said...

Lovely post, thanks for sharing :o)

Melodie said...

I love woodpeckers!What a wonderful breakfast companion!

Tatteranne said...

Beautiful pictures of our winged friends. I look forward to animal conversations.
Thanks so much!!