Saturday, 1 June 2019

Blackbirds


I learnt a valuable lesson from nature the other day.

I was watching out of the window into our garden. It had just stopped raining. Two blackbirds were there on the grass. They were pecking the ground with their beaks. Suddenly one of them found a worm. It was a big worm. He picked it up and moved a few feet away.

The other blackbird noticed him and followed him.

The first bird hopped away a few more feet, worm still in beak. The other followed again.

This went on a few more times for about ten feet or so.

Eventually, the first bird flew away with the worm still in its beak.

The second bird remained behind pecking the ground. Eventually, he too found a worm and flew away with it.

And the lesson I learnt from all this:  
DON'T WASTE TIME LOOKING AT BIRDS

18 comments:

  1. But some people love to watch the birds!

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    1. Yes I know ... but I wasted about three minutes watching them and nothing happened. No wrestling match, no fight, nothing.

      God bless you, Terri.

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  2. Or the moral of the story is "the early bird catches the worm and the fisherman goes without bait" or something like that :)
    You can't fool me Victor...you are a closet bird watcher!

    God Bless You My Friend

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    1. I would be a bird watcher if they did anything interesting. Like an ex-girl friend of mine. She did bird impressions. She ate worms. What's clever about that?

      God bless you, Jan.

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  3. I am a closet bird watcher. When I see a new ne I run for my "Birds of North America" book.

    Oops! I guess now I am out of the closet.

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    1. Lots of people love bird watching, Joe. A friend of ours loves birds so much he has a couple of sea gulls always perched on his head. We call him Cliff.

      God bless you.

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  4. I'm not particularly fond of bird watching -- except when my BF regales me with tales of the (cardinals) sister wives. Suppose my imagination is just lacking.

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    1. I watched out the window expecting the two birds to fight over the worm. Or perhaps be amorous like the many pigeons around here do. But no ... it was just a simple matter of one bird finding a worm; then the other doing the same; then they both flew away.

      God bless you, Mevely.

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  5. I love watching the birds that come to our feeder, but the squirrels are even more entertaining. :) Glad to be back here!
    Blessings!

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    1. Glad to see you always here, Martha. Thanx for your visit.

      In my garden the birds are too clever. The other day I caught them selling the bird seeds from our feeder to the squirrels.

      God bless.

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  6. I like watching the birds, they are pretty interesting creatures. I'm always tryibg to get a good photo of one and occasionally I do. We have a old telephone pole outside our bedroom window and almost every morning there is a bird sitting atop the pole talking or singing to another bird. I tell myself, I can't get a photo if my camera is sitting down stairs. :)

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    1. You should publish some of your photos on your Blog, Bill. Over here the birds, and mostly pigeons, started cooing loudly at first light; about 5:00 am.

      God bless you.

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  7. I like to watch birds and all the animals. They always seem to be busy. Birds seem like happy creatures!!

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    1. They are not all happy creatures. I wear a cowboy hat with nice big feathers on the side. The other day a parrot tried to mate with my hat.

      God bless you, Happyone.

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  8. Birds are so lovely to watch …
    I was fortunate that earlier today I sat out in the garden and watched the birds busily feeding or flying in and out of bushes. They each seem to have their own personality ... it's beautiful to see and I feel blessed to be able to spend some time doing this :)

    Enjoy your weekend Victor and good wishes for the month of June.

    All the best Jan

    PS I like the picture you've used for this post.

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    1. I agree, Jan, birds are fun to watch; especially if we are fortunate enough to have a variety visiting our gardens. I'll admit I can't name any of them. We now have very tiny (as small as a mouse) dark grey birds which seem to feed on grass seeds. I have left an area to grow wild with tall grass that flowers and they seem to like the flower heads. I can't tell what sort of birds they are. Too fast for me to photo.

      God bless you. Best wishes.

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  9. Nice photo you shared. I like watching birds. Whenever I can, I take pictures of them.

    Wishing you all the best!

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