Sunday, July 24, 2005

What Kind o' Bird is This?

Whooee! Ma was workin' out in the garden an' she come in an' fetched me t' look at this here yellow bird that was hopping 'round the driveway an' eatin' seeds offa sum purple flowers Ma's got growing alongside the laneway.
Here's a pitcher o' the bird --

YellowBird2

Here's another pitcher with the hose nozzle in there so you can see how big it is. I reckon it's bigger'n any goldfinches.
YellowBird1

I'm thinkin' it was somebuddy's pet canary that flew the coop. It was hardly afraid o' Ma an' me an' we almost was able t' catch it with our bare hands. In the end, it flew off.

Anybuddy think it was sumpin' other'n a pet canary? Mebbe it was sum rare wild bird got steered off course with all o' this here hot weather we got.

Yores trooly,
JimBobby

11 comments:

Scott Tribe said...

I would agree that it was a canary that got loose.

Zorpheous said...

The little cheeper is a Yellow Canary that has been fed a special diet of Red-Factor feed. This will change the white highlights of the feathering to orange or red. From the looks of him, he has run for some time now since the color is fading. If the little bugger sings he would be of the "American Singer" sub-specicies else he is known as a "Roller" You might be able to trap the little guy if you put out some canary food for him.

JimBobby said...

Whooee! Thankee fer chimin' in, fellers. I ain't seen'm since 'bout 1 this afternoon. If Ma sees'm tomorrow, mebbe we'll try t' trap'm. I still got my live trap fer trappin' squirells an' I figger this little feller might go in there on accounta he acted so tame.

Thanks fer the info on the feed, Zorf. That sez fer sure he's been a sumbuddy's pet tweetie-bird.

JB

Mark Francis said...

I was going to say that its a yellow bird... shows what I know.

Canaries are cute, but there's not much meat on them.

I'd suggest a chicken or a turkey.

Rick Barnes said...

Mark

A yellow bird? That is funny.

good luck in finding him a home.

JimBobby said...

Whooee! Well, a coupla the naybers seen the yellerfeller on Sunday but nobuddy's seen'm since. We had a coupla good rains an' there's plenty o' cats roamin' the nayberhood. I reckon the little feller'll be lucky t' survive very long. Too bad I din't catch'm when I was up close.

JB

Ms Pacman said...

I seen thet-thar....(sorry, you're contagious!)...I saw a similar bird (canary?) at my mother's place just east of Ottawa last week. Maybe someone let a bunch go in celebration, crazy-woman-at-Wacko-Jacko's-trial-style.

JimBobby said...

Whooee! Thankee fer chimin' in, Ms. Pacman. I sure hope nobuddy let loose a bunch o' them there canaries. I reckon they don't stand much chance here in Canadee. It's gonna get too cold fer the little fellers an' the one I seen was so tame that any cat worth its salt'd snatch it up in a New York minute.

JB

Anonymous said...

i have a pet bird exactly the same as that bird its a house pet bird it probably made its way out of the cage and into the wild lol

lebanese_ahmed@hotmail.co.uk

chat to me if u want to comment

Anonymous said...

that is a canary bird i have two with me now :D they dont bite and they perfer to be left alone , if held then they would be very scared and have a heart attack and die :(
from ahmed .m

Anonymous said...

I wiki'd up canary and it showed a fat ugly looking bird with many colours. I don't think this is a canary. I just bought one and I'm wondering what type this is.