Thursday, December 31, 2009


We arrived home Monday evening to find a large wet spot on our front porch. "That's weird," I said. "None of the rest of the porch or driveway is wet. Why just that spot?"

Closer examination revealed lots and lots of bird droppings on top of the wet spot, which itself I now suspected of being bird droppings of a related sort.

Paul, who is very tall, lifted a camera up into the eaves to reveal this bad-ass hanging out over our front door.

Apparently he took up residence while we were out of town and shows no signs of vacating the premises. He is completely unintimidated by our comings and goings.

Team mascot naming conventions are interesting things. In real life, how would a White Sock fare against a Cub?

But I think we can all agree that this Cardinal would be happy to peck anyone's eyes out.


Kathy G said...

I never thought about where the non-migrating birds spent their winter.

You're right-that cardinal doesn't look intimidated AT ALL.

Sarahlynn said...

We have several cardinals - male and female - in our yard each winter, but this is the first time one has nested so close to our front door!

keribrary said...

Our yard has been full of cardinals the last few days. Considering that the neighbor's cat stays out of their way, I probably wouldn't try to mess with them!