Dec 102017

I'm doing the dangle

Hey guys! Here’s my selfie for today. I’m doing the dangle! Pretty good, huh?

Hey, I got something to tell you…something that happened yesterday. We got a little bit of snow…not much…but it was the first sticking snow of the season. Yesterday afternoon, I was looking out the window at our backyard and I saw this…

Birds in our yard

A bunch of birds. Can you see them? I know this isn’t the best picture because it was really cloudy and the mom took this through the window. But there had to be at least 30 or 40 birds all sticking their heads in the snow. I dunno what they were looking for. It seemed too cold for there to be bugs that they would wanna eat.

Every few minutes or so, something would scare them and they did this…

Birds flying

They’d take off in one big group. Then a few seconds later, they’d all come back again. This happened over and over.

The mom got out her bird book to try to identify what kind of birds these were, but she couldn’t find anything that looked like them. They were larger than a sparrow but just a little smaller than a mourning dove, and mostly brown with white and black specks. If anyone knows what kind of birds these were, let us know, okay?? That was some really strange Bird TV, ‘specially at this time of year.

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  43 Responses to “Easy E’s Dangling for the Birds Selfie Sunday”

  1. I know what kind of bird they were- it’s spelled D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!

  2. Ernie, is that why your eyes were so big? You were still thinking about how you could catch all those birds. Besides delicious, could they have been starlings?

  3. Definitely an excellent dangle, maybe the best I’ve seen! Ooh I love those birds, they look like they had been planted and just popping through the soil MOL
    Toodle pip

  4. Purrfect dangle, Ernie!

    Glad you enjoyed the snow we sent your way!

  5. Your dangle is just purrfect. What a special treat to get all of that bird TV this time of year!

  6. What a great “Easy E Dangle” you have there Ernie. Patented/signature move right? No worries – we won’t steal it. Those birds look very interested in your lawn – maybe they were TEASING you, Wally and Zoey? “Look at us! We’re here but you can’t get us!”………..

    Hugs, Teddy

  7. Ernie that is a fine dangle!!
    We don’t know what kinda birds they are either.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. Starlings…

  9. We’re thinking those are starlings, Ernie. And your selfie rocks, dude … awesome dangle!

  10. That is one great dangle, Ernie. We also think those birds are starlings. They are probably just looking for anything that they can eat. You all have a great day.

  11. Starlings sounds logical. I can’t really see them. I can see an excellent dangle though. Hope you get a frost free Monday!

  12. Starlings may be right. Though when the mom checked her book, it showed starlings as being black and these birds were definitely brown with black and white speckles. Maybe a different type of starling than we usually see? We dunno…but they were entertaining.

  13. Nice dangle. Last week I saw a flock of geese sitting on the frozen pond at work. If that were me i’d head south pronto.

  14. Too bad your mom wouldn’t let you out to inspect those birds a little closer!

  15. OH Ernie you had a sea of birdies to watch and study. How fascinating! That is sure a superb selfie too.

  16. Great dangle, Ernie ! Zorro agrees with Cleo in the first comment : you can spell it T-A-S-T-Y too. Purrs

  17. Dang Ernie, way down here in the South we had lots more snow that that. Great selfie pal!!!

  18. My human can’t ID birds at all! If it’s not a sparrow, mourning dove, pigeon or robin, she’s stuck.

  19. Ernie your eyes look super huge in those photos!! Looks like the birds scared you!! Don’t know what type of birds those are, bet Alfred Hitchcock does….MOL MOL MOL!!

  20. MOL at Cleo’s comment! Caren’s too! I wonder if there was a large predatory bird nearby that would scare them.

    Ernie, that’s a fine dangle! You’re such a cutie pie with your big eyes.

  21. That’s a great big eyed Selfie, Ernie. You must have scared the birdies as they aren’t recognizable anymore 😀 We need to see a close up, can’t see them very good in the picture, but Granny thinks they were looking for worms. Pawkisses for a wonderful Sunday 🙂 <3

  22. Hmm…. Flash Mob, Bird Style??

  23. Ernie, your eyes….they’re fantastic!
    All those birds must have been fun to watch.

  24. That is a crazy bird invasion!

  25. That was quite an entertaining show for you!!

  26. That was an interesting show 🙂

  27. That is a great dangly selfie, Ernie.

  28. That’s so odd! We’re supposed to finally get a few inches tomorrow 🙂

  29. Wow, mysterious birds! I have no idea what they are but hopefully someone here will figure out!

  30. Can’t help with bird type Ernie. Mom’s bird book is downstairs, and she says she is too tired to get it. That sure was some darn good birdie TV. And your dangle is masterful. One of the best we’ve ever seen. Thanks for hopping. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  31. Your dangle is purrfect. The fevvers do the same thing here, they think there is a threat, so they go somewhere safe, then come back. Sometimes the threat is real, like a hawk.

    From your description, likely starlings.

  32. Hey Ernie! Best dangle ever!
    Do you give lessons?
    The Starlings we get out west get white speckles in the winter – oh and they have yellow bills….if that helps…
    Marv and Mom

  33. Love your dangle, Ernie!

    Those birds are likely European Starlings. They are black with yellow bills in the summertime. but in the winter their bills are dark and they are speckled like you said. They tend to flock together, esp in the winter…or when they roost. They are all over North America into mid-southern Canada. When they fly their wings seem browner.

  34. Best bird TV ever. Starlings look more black in summer and winter plumage is brown and speckled. Birds are spiritual messengers or totems so maybe they have a message for your mom?

    • Yep, we’re pretty sure that these were starlings. If they have a message for the mom, we hope it’s a good one.

  35. Love your dangle!

    We had some snow too but it melted today 🙂

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  36. Starlings?

    That dangle is totally awesome, says dangle expert Tama!

    We also got a bit of snow a coupe of days ago. Today, we just have rain and high winds.

    The Chans

  37. Bird TV is the best! Those birds look like European starlings to us. Your dangle pose is perfect too. 🙂

  38. Yep, those are starlings, Ernie! An excellent selfie…with dangle…which shows off your beautiful black furrs!

  39. Mee-you GRATE dangull selfie there Ernie!
    LadyMum looked uppy inn her birdie book an shee finkss they mite bee immature starlingss? Could they bee?
    They come here sumtimess an do thee BERRY SAME fing! Iss sorta weerd an fas-sinatin at thee same time!
    Wishin efurryon on thee Island a good week!
    ~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~

  40. Wonder what those birdies were looking for! And that’s a very nice selfie, Ernie.

  41. Starlings are wonderful! At least, the cats think so. The humans around here don’t like them much because they can strip crops of berries clean in just minutes. But they have the most interesting calls. And flight patterns. I love them as much as my cats do.

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