Saturday, January 07, 2006

At the Feeder, Lost Technology

Late this afternoon, things were slow at the feeders in the front yard. A female downy woodpecker was lazily stabbing at the suet, while a continuous stream of Carolina chickadees flew in to grab single sunflower seeds and spirit them away for consumption elsewhere.

This is odd because when I walked the loop this afternoon (looking for the walkie talkie that somebody dropped along the path) there were birds everywhere. Chickadees, titmice, both nuthatches, hermit thrushes, eastern bluebirds, five woodpecker species, three sparrow species. Perhaps the warm sunshine encouraged the birds to flock and forage along the sunlit, western slopes of our farm. It was nice to hear their gossipy chips as I walked along, scanning the ground for the missing bit of technology.

As Kip (pictured below as a cage fighter) sang so lovingly to his bride in Napoleon Dynamite:
Yes I love technology....
But NOT as much as you, you see
Still I love technology
Always and forever.


Yes, we found it. Thanks for your concern. Now, move along people....

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