Friday, February 27, 2009

Frantically Flat

Abby: We got some snow here yesterday morning, but evidently that does not stop the birds from the south from beginning their migrations! The trees outside our home were previoiusly empty and silent, but in the past couple of days they have been filled with all kinds of birds.

This is a really exciting time of year! We saw grackles, blue jays, Canadian geese, and mourning doves all roosting in the birch tree just beyond our deck. I could not stop chattering at them! I wanted to get right out there with them, but there is this big pane of glass between me and them! What to do?! I got as flat as I could for the viewing. At least they did not fly away just because I was sitting in the window.

Ms. C wanted to post a video of me chattering at the birds, but is having some technical problems getting the video from her cell-phone to the computer, so that will have to wait until a later date.

Ms. C would like to remind anyone who is interested that March 1st is the last day she will be accepting photos for her free pet-portrait portfolio project. She really appreciates all of the response so far, and will be getting back to each of you on the status of the project. If you'd like to submit photos to the project, check out the second half of this blog entry for details. You can email your photos to tabbynormal at gmail dot com, or read the link for other options. Thanks!


michico*Adan said...

You look so great, Abby~!!!
Outside of the window just like Live TV show to us, isn't it?

Cat with a garden said...

Great picture of you, Abby. We would like to see one of the tree FULL OF BIRDS, though. ; )
And that last picture is purrfect. Such beauty!

WillThink4Wine said...

Grackles sound delicious! er... pretty! Have lots of fun with your bird watching, Abby!

-Gandalf and Grayson

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

What fun you are having with those birds, Abby! I am lucky because we have lots of birds year round, and our feeders always attract huge crowds. #1 put out different sends yesterday and we had several hawfinch in front of our kitchen window this morning, along with the usual robins, great tits, blue tits, chaffinch, and green finch etc... I love birds!


Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Your mom really needs some feeders!!

We have two and I am voting for at least a couple more!!!

Have a wonderful chatter filled weekend!!

Purrs Banshee

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What a wonderful picture!!! Mommy would love to hear you chatter!!

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, yes, the return of bird season! Let the chattering begin!

Cliff and Olivia said...

Birdies! We're looking forward to that.

Black Cat said...

Can't wait to see the video and the photos of you are great!

I think a Whiskerbook would be great:) xxx

Mr. Black said...

Abby--Great job on the bird-spotting low-crouch. And, if the birds could hear your chatter, I'm sure they'd be afraid. Very afraid. Hope we can hear it soon.

Black Cat said...

P.S. Please tell your Mom she can use any of the pictures on my blog or MySpace:
( for her project. I would love to have portraits of any or all of my darlings and I can see your Mom is very talented! I miss them so much and there is something so special about a painting or drawing that a photo can't convey :) xxx

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

It is so torturesome. So bad. That is a really pretty picture of you!


Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

WE bet you have a nice chatter too!!!!!Spring is 3 weeks away and we are going to be getting a HUGE snowstorm Sunday night!!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie