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Monday, January 7, 2013

Jack Sprat


"Jack Sprat could eat no fat
His wife could eat no lean.
And so betwixt the two of them
They licked the platter clean!"

This old English nursery rhyme from the 1600's
came to my mind as I saw the skinny Starling
dining near the chubby one!

And would you just look at the expression on
that skinny one's face?  
Who says birds don't have personality?  LOL!



34 comments:

  1. he looks severe. lol, and not overly pleased with the photo shoot

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    1. Very sly looking, don't you think? haha...cracked me up!

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    2. I hung my suet out there today and immediately had a brown wren. They don't eat seed, you know, but apparently eat suet! ha.

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    3. oh cool! I wonder if you'll get other birds because of it? I've been really enjoying the bluebirds the last few days! Beautiful!

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    4. The nuthatches, chickadees and woodpecker really enjoyed, it, too...but that is no surprise.

      I want bluebirds! I wonder if the news travels by word-of-mouth or if they smell it?

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    5. I've wondered the same thing. How do they know it's here? I'm just glad they found it again! :)

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    6. It did smell like peanut butter cookies! :)

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    7. Funny you should mention that. Anthony always asks if it would be fit for us to eat? ha, I usually tell him yes if we'd be desperate! :)

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    8. I did taste just a pinch of it.....not exactly a cookie, no. hahaha.

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    9. lol, too funny! like I said, if we'd be desperate! :)

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  2. I wonder why they would be so different????
    Usually birds are identical...
    Great shots, Betsy
    I did another bird post as well...
    Great minds, eh???

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I don't know, but that skinny one cracks me up!

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  3. Pretty funny. Nice captures!

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  4. Oh, my...that poor skinny guy!

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    1. Maybe he'll stick around and fatten up!

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    2. I hope so. You certainly have plenty of treats around for him to enjoy.

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  5. haha...too funny...it does go with the nursery rhyme...nice markings on them too...my wife will eat no fat...

    and yeah the sleep over went well...went to bed at 2 am...he was first up at 830 am and had to wait an hour for the next to wake up...ha...and he ate sausage links (which he never eats at home) and now thinks they are manna from heaven...chuckles...

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    1. yeah..we women try not to...once on the lips, you know. haha.

      Hey, 2am isn't too bad! And now we have sausage links on the grocery list? Is this the boy that only eats pancakes? Hope so...cuz now you have another choice! ha.

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  6. Nice and amazing shot. and yes I think he is posing LOL

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    1. and such a sneaky little thing! he reminds me of a lizard! haha.

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    2. yes, and so shiny! But your babies are cuter!

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    3. I hope her mom feed them! I will tryto see them how are!

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  7. haha posing oh so great
    Not sure on his fate
    Thinking what the hell
    Or how being skinny is swell

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    1. Maybe that is what he's doing
      posing and doing the runway thing
      thinking what a super model he is
      and that thin is how to be in the biz.
      hahaha.

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    2. haha that could be the case
      Let's hope he doesn't go all supermodel and upchuck at your place haha

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  8. SO clever to snap these wonderful photos!
    Mary x

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    1. they were right outside my window...so fun!

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  9. I look more like the photo on the right. My husband eats and eats, but seems to absorb no calories. Sometimes, life is not fair! Beautiful photos again!

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    1. isn't that usually how it works? ha. we're cursed, I tell ya! haha.

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  10. that is a goregous bird that you caught thee. I love the little berries hanging in the background.

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