Nobody’s complained yet, so here’s another lazuli bunting shot, this time with grosbeak interaction. How often do you see the back of one? For that matter, how often do you see a lazuli bunting in the first place? This is only the second one I’ve seen in my life, and he’s been around for a couple of days. I’ve seen a female, too. I hope they’re smart. Our cat sieves juncos like a baleen whale.
The funny thing is, I switched from straight sunflower seeds to the cheapest mix Ace had, because I’m basically just feeding squirrels, and looky what I got. The damn squirrel makes me mad, though. I look outside and there he is, with his cheeks bulged out like golf balls. (You drive down to the hardware store and spend your own ten bucks, you little bastard!) At just that moment I remembered that .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle I inherited, so he’d better fall back. Between the squirrels and the raccoons, it’s getting kind of desperate here. The air horn doesn’t hold them off for long, I can tell you that.