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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Birds in the Rain

Our feeding area yesterday, toward the end of some wicked thunderstorms...


FYI, now that my blog friend, Christine, has rec'd my version of the painting we traded, I've uploaded it to the post below.

21 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

It's so frenzied. I love how they feed.

Lana Gramlich said...

charles; Yes...They remind me of you. ;) (kdn!)

Travis said...

Love the sound of that rain.

Lana Gramlich said...

travis; It's the tin roof on our deck. We love it, too. :)

Larry said...

It looks lie those birds are very hungry and having a blast.-It just started raining here-I think I'll go have something to eat then climb a tree or something.

laughingwolf said...

sounds like hail!

ready for the hurricane? i know it's eyeballing florida, but one never knows....

Travis Erwin said...

That rain is refreshing to see and hear since I'm in Vegas and it is something like 108 outside.

Steve Malley said...

We've got some real fatty feeders from the butcher shop, make the finches, fantails and silvereye go nuts like that.

Cool!

Michelle (artscapes) said...

They're crazy! LOL!

Lana Gramlich said...

larry; Sometimes the bird activity is so frenetic my brain can hardly stand it. Particularly the 1st feeding in the morning. It's nuts!

laughingwolf; When a leaf or a twig falls onto the deck's tin roof it sounds like a freaking elephant! *L* I don't worry about hurricanes until I have to, actually. I'm hoping for the best, of course, but one never knows. At least we're significantly above sea level now!

travis; The rain cooled things off so nicely here we were actually able to go sit out on the deck for a while. Very nice. Hope you're enjoying Vegas, though!

steve; I used to have a suet feeder out there, too, but the raccoons ripped it down off the tree. Once in a while I still do them up a nice suet mix, though.

michelle; Nuts is an understatement, sometimes!

ChrisEldin said...

I can almost smell the rain. It's one of those experiences that touches so many senses, eh? The sound, smell, feel, and even taste.
Nice video.
:-)

ivan@creativewriting.ca said...

Makes me think of a Janis Joplin opener in a song.


S-s-s-s- Sittin' by the windowr
Looking out at the rain..."

Man, that's an all-weather bird!

Lana Gramlich said...

chris; Thanks. For some reason videos play much clearer directly on my computer than through YouTube. Ah, well!

ivan; I'm surprised at how much rain the birds can still function in, particularly the smaller ones (chickadees, etc.) Resillient little buggers.

eric1313 said...

Hunger drives a lot of us to manic behavior. But that--it's like sharks with feathers!

Lana Gramlich said...

eric; Yes...flying fish, in a sense. *L*

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

It always amazes me how the birds can keep on as if nothing is amiss, Lana, during thunderstorms. Great video. :D We also had a hard rain yesterday.

Hugs, JJ

Lana Gramlich said...

jj; We've been getting hard rains for 3 or 4 days now! Poor birdies!

Sidney said...

We got a lot of rain here too. A beautiful butterfly of moth was in my garage this a.m. possibly blown off course somehow.

I got a not-great pic I'll post soon.

Lana Gramlich said...

sidney; Oooh! I'd love to see one of those. They live in our area, but I haven't spotted one yet. Looking forward to your picture!

Monique said...

That rain sounds like ours on the conservatories roof. You can't hear yourself think!

What some rain you've had but the birds just eat on.

Lana Gramlich said...

monique; Yes, the rain on the tin roof even overpowers the sound of our central A/C unit (which is right next to the deck.)

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