at........... the birdie feeder.
The only sparrow that didn't fly off was this Clay Coloured Sparrow...okay it is actually a clay sparrow ... but, there is a sparrow called a Clay Coloured .. and, it looks pretty real doesn't it? There are 3 on this little fountain.
The real ones quickly dived into the nearby juniper shrub and stayed there, quivering, 'til long after Curious George left the vicinity.
I got some photos of the cat and sent them to my neighbour to see if she recognized it. We don't see many loose animals in our neighbourhood. We live beside a golf course and do have coyotes and owls and hawks about all the time. This guy would make a pretty good sized snack for somebody higher on the food chain..well, maybe not higher, but bigger.
He didn't get lucky .. but, he was definitely checking out the menu.
Then, down he jumped and sauntered off in the direction of the next crescent ..where we think he lives.
Apparently, his name is actually George. And I have no idea why he is out and about pretty far from home. I would have thought people might be a bit more concerned for a lovely cat like this. Looks like a Himalayan to me. They aren't cheap. Neither are vet bills.
So, ....no actual birdies today on Wild Bird Wednesday...but, he is a visitor to the bird feeding station in my patio.
As usual, click on the photos to see them bigger ...what a beauty he is.
Bad George! Bad CAT !!@
hahahah... yeh, as if I said that. I just grabbed my camera and took his photo.
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