Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Birds and The Bees (Updated)

This is sweet. The other day, this little green finch showed up at our kitchen window, flapping its wings, trying to get inside.

The reason? Because inside, in its cage, was our European Green Finch singing his little heart out. Now, the one outside also appears to be a male, so I don't know why the attraction, but maybe I'm wrong about that. I haven't heard "him" sing. Now, he's returned for the third day in a row! We put Julio (our caged finch) outside to see if the love was real. And it appears to be twoo wuv...

Updated (the real reason for the original post title)...these bumble bees have made the bird house hanging outside our bedroom window a most inhospitable place for the birds, should they decide to marry, to set up housekeeping:



At 12:25 AM, July 17, 2009, Blogger Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Awwwwwww. Beautiful.

At 7:13 AM, July 17, 2009, Blogger Sisiggy said...

That's a male all right. The female would be brownish-green and is probably nesting during the day.

Perhaps he wants to beat the crap out of Julio and thereby reduce the gene pool. Perhaps he smells Julio's feed?

I know. Isn't it romantic?

(Or maybe you have the only gay goldfinch, in which case you better bring the cage back in as you may be violating the laws of your state...)

At 8:54 AM, July 17, 2009, Blogger Gwynne said...

Very funny, Sisiggy. To my view, they haven't tied the knot yet, but I think they're definitely engaged...maybe the laws will change by the wedding date. ;-) It's obviously love, not rivalry, which is why I questioned the sex in the first place.


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