Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Go Home!

Look, you're as cute as can be, little Common Redpoll.  You're fearless and your twitterings are very amusing.  But, you and your extended family are eating me out of house and home.  It's not really polite to go through 10 pounds of niger seed in four days, and then to keep coming back demanding more.  I'll be out in a bit to refill the feeders, but, in the meantime, please try to keep from committing too much mayhem trying to get a seed or five.


It really is time you gave some serious thought to heading back North.

19 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my stars....you are running a B,B&B. Bird Bed and Breakfast FREE!!
Amazing how much a tiny bird can eat in the spring.

My Gold Finches have been busy but not quite that busy.

Hugs Madi and Mom

texwisgirl said...

Your red polls are our like our pine siskins. EAT EAT EAT and refuse to LEAVE LEAVE LEAVE!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Hee hee. That birdie in the first photo sure looks like he is giving you a sassy glance!

Those are going to be very fat birdies headed North! Maybe they are waiting for the weather to warm up?

AJ-OAKS said...

Well, now why in the world would they want to move on when they have everything right there in your backyard! :)
10 pounds of niger in four days!! Wow!! Hungry little boogers aren't they!

Tina said...

Ha ha...dont send them up North, i can't afford to feed them either....lol

Gary said...

Great activity!! Mine have gone now. Maybe they think it's an easier life in the south than in the tundra. You may have to go back to work. Ha Ha! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sheri said...

LOL! They're cute little birds but they really can be expensive to feed. That niger seed is not cheap. It's nice you are such a good host! It shouldn't be too long now before they are heading north.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

There's always a few troublemakers in every bunch. If they keep it up, you may have to get 'em signed up for a 12-step program on greed-free, eat less behavior classes. lol!

~Lisa

Upupaepops said...

Eeee I use to get Pine Siskins going through that much Niger.

Black gold

But look at him, Look at that face, the jaunty cap the effortless , nimble acrobatics


HOW can you resist.

Louise said...

I can't resist, Upupaepops. They're really cute little buggers. That's why both feeders (yes, I have two just like that, one on the other side of the yard) are now chock full of seed again.

Canyon Girl said...

Hungry little birds you have over there on the east coast. But he is just so cute!! Thanks for your nice comment today.--Inger

Terry said...

You might have them forever, Louise. At the rate they're eating, pretty soon they won't be able to fly! lol!

Dreaming said...

LOL! Isn't amazing that little critters can eat so darn much?! I also love their audacity in demanding more... and more!
We have humming birds that come to our window to tell us to fill their feeders!

Jim said...

Boy, they ARE hungry little beggers! They summer up north?

Dar said...

They sure do have ravenous appetites. By time they get here again, they will be thin and begging on my feeders. Send the Red-Wing so we know that spring really has arrived.
Til then, keep those feeders loaded.
BlessYourHeart

KB said...

Wow, that is a lot of Redpolls! Our niger eaters are mostly gone but, in the summer, our niger feeder gets covered in Pine Siskins, eating us out of house and home!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've not seen any Red-polls here in a few days, now I know where they are!!

Rebekah said...

Wow ... what a bunch! It's a little bit like when we lived in QC. It'was like a 24/7 fast food joint.

Have you been blogging for a long time here, and how did you meet all your followers?

Vicki Lane said...

So cute -- a lot cuter than siskins with those little red caps!