Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thinking Out Loud

          The unexpected........On Christmas Eve morning we were up very early. We had a few 

         errands to run in Halifax (about 30 minutes away). We decided to get the walk in first, 

so we headed to the park in the city before we had brunch. The route we take in the park 

              takes about an hour to get around. It was a brisk day so our pace reflected this.

                 By the end we were ready for brunch. Got to the restaurant and were the first 

           ones there. Placed our order and while we were waiting a bird became very interested

                 in what we were about to have. I could tell this little fella/gal had done this before

               probably in the summer when the doors and windows are opened and could then

retrieve any 'crumbs' that may fall to the ground. Today however there were none to be had.

In no time he realized that it would be a futile task. Nothing much to do but sit and stare.

                                     We had company last week while at brunch in Halifax. 
                                     This little creature is very common in these parts....thus the name, 
                                    The Common Starling.


  1. I would have told him to "take a picture, it lasts longer". Nosy little common bird!
    But he's a cute one too!

  2. these pictures made me miss christmas.. the lil fella is a cutie... i would of had to feed him... lol

  3. I can't say that your common friend looks very common to us. Perhaps a common cousin though.
    Pugsley would want to play with it.

  4. As always, great pictures! You've managed to make the 'common starling' look endearing, but I have to admit to considering them a little less than that, especially when they bring their whole flock of friends! :-)

    Enjoy your day Jim!!

  5. Great pictures. I never fully appreciate how beautiful starlings are... even if they are common.

  6. Those bird pictures are just magical!

  7. He looks really mad in the last picture!

  8. I couldn't open your last greeting card. Don't know why. Thanks for thinking of me and Happy New Year to you, Ron, and Sophie.

  9. I think I would have given him a bite of something. Really nice pictures.

  10. Sharon.....I thought of that as I was stuffing my face! It would have involved going through the restaurant and out the main doors of the if it was summer, then this little fella would have had a 'meal' along with his friends and family, I am sure! lol

  11. You made my least favorite bird (rat of the sky) look beautiful!

  12. Beautiful photos. So colorful that the starling looks exotic!

  13. I know you saved a few crumbs for him!

  14. I love starlings..such magical souls...your photos are breathtaking! Beautiful blog too!


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