Wednesday, April 22, 2009


We interrupt our regular programing for this special news bulletin.

The pathfinders having done their work, the full-scale invasion of the Dark-eyed Juncos began at dawn in the Bear's back yard.

Early reports indicated that the first wave was led by a raiding party of four.

Four other Juncos followed them,
And yet another four;
And thick and fast they came at last,
And more, and more, and more--
All hopping through the grass and leaves,
And scrambling to the shore (of the bird bath).*

We'll have further reports as they become available. Now back to our regular programming.

*With apologies to Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll). See Junco picture in side-bar.


Reasons said...

It all happens round your way doesen't it Rob-Bear?!

Re. your question about why I left Montreal, I'll make a post of it soon if that's OK, thanks for the idea. x

Rob-bear said...

Joanne: I'm basically an accident looking for a place to happen. Why should my yard be any different?

Unknown said...

If I read this correctly, you have lots of help!(?)

The Blog Fodder said...

Wouldn't life be dull without the poetry we learned in school? I can't imagine not having memorized those dozens of lines in years gone by. Do they still do that in school? Do people still write REAL poetry?

Rob-bear said...

Jane: Not sure if this is help or just more mouths to feed.

Al: I rather doubt that kids are required to memorize poetry. I still find things today that I make a point of memorizing, or keeping close at hand. As for people writing REAL poetry, I've not come across much for a while. But then, I'm not an artiste.

Natalie said...

Juncos? Are they like Noisy Miners?

Rob-bear said...

NO, Natalie, they work entirely above ground, not in mines. I'll find a pic and put it on my sidebar.