Wednesday, December 12, 2012

That's no chickadee...

What the...


...who's that on my birdfeeder?!


Hey, that's no chickadee! That's Jimette (who was named Jim until I realized he was a she!) With Sherlock and his girlfriend sauntering around below.



Jimette loves to escape and hang out under this birdfeeder, but this is the first time I've seen her on top of it.


She seemed very pleased with herself!



Funny, there were no woodpeckers at the suet feeder while Jimette was sitting up top.


Meanwhile, down in the barn...


A boy and his chickens!

Did I mentioned Emma Muff  is still sitting on a nest of eggs in the barn?! It took me over a week to find her hiding place and by that point, I figured I'd let her do her thing and see how many babies emerge. It's really not the time of year to be hatching out eggs, but she's a very broody hen. We'll see what happens. Christmas mufflets, perhaps? We've been through this before...

28 comments:

  1. What a goose! or is it a duck? Some of these critters can really surprise you.
    I don't like the chances of those eggs hatching. It's pretty cold for here to keep them at that temperature. Surprise me.

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    1. It's one of my Muscovy ducks, Red. THe girls are smaller than the boys. I think she weighs about 7 lbs right now.

      Muff is still sitting on her eggs!! We shall see.

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  2. Jimette is a beauty and I think she knows it! Is she doing her imitation of a weather vane?? or just Queen of the Barnyard! Hubby looks right at home with the roost:-D

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    1. QUeen of the Barnyard, mehinks! She's a headstrong little thing.

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  3. Jimette is so regal looking.Oh my goodness, love the photo of Gordon. A man and his chickens. He's going to get a reputation in your area as the other chicken whisperer.

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    1. He is, he is! He loves his little fock.

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  4. She loves it up there. Lady of all she surveys.

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    1. Boss duck for sure! She leads her little gang of ladies every day. The four of them keep ending up in our garden, or up on our deck.

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  5. Yea, Jimette. Keep your toes dug in.

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    1. Good advice for us all!

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  6. Jimette is a real beauty! She looks perfect perched up there. Maybe she knew it was a special day.

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    1. She was very proud of herself!

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    1. Just a tiny taste of what's to come!

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  8. Love how your Jimette, Sherlock match the weather outside. Guess Jimette, (nice name :)) wanted to see all she could see. Emma Muff will probably be hensmart enough to spread those wings over her chickies against the cold. LOVE that pic of Gordon and the chickens. Too cute! Nice chicken artwork behind him, too.

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    1. If anyone can hatch eggs in December, it's Mama Emma. She is a very devoted chicken mama. I am keeping a close eye on her. We'll see if she manages to pull this off. :)

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  9. Oh, these photos are priceless!

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    1. Hubby and the birds make me smile a lot!

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  10. Animals are always full of surprises. That's one of the things that makes them so delightful. I hope the little chicks can survive in the wintry weather when they hatch.

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    1. If they do hatch out, you can be sure I'll be locking them in a warm enclosure with their mama!!

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  11. Brrrrr... so cold!

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  12. The view is obviously better up there!

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    1. Hmmm, maybe she was trying to get a look inside the house windows!

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  13. What's a duck to do to keep those feet warm?!!!

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    1. They have a built-in duvet!

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  14. Most definitely not.but then we call chickadees tits in these parts!

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