For Throwback Thursday here is a memory from my favorite home.
When we moved into our current home almost two years ago, an egret would show up every afternoon expecting to be fed. I assumed the previous resident had fed the bird and I felt bad letting him (I will assume it is male for this writing) go hungry, but we typically don’t have meat suitable for birds lying around the house. I tried giving him cat food but that was a no-go. We did buy hot dogs for him once but we are not always home and didn’t want the bird to become dependent on us so we stopped feeding him when the dogs were gone. Soon he only came around occasionally and then not at all.
That changed the other day when he showed up at our back door looking for food. I’m not sure what changed but he apparently has a long memory.
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I think that was the best place we ever lived!
I could picture the cats saying: “Look! Our friend is back–yummy!” Smart move not to feed him.
The cats were thinking, “I bet it tastes like chicken.” 🙂
Wow that bird does look like he’s expecting something! We were on a beach in Florida years ago and saw a guy feeding fish to a big wild bird, probably an egret.
By any marina fisherman will clean their fish and throw the scraps in the water. That attracks all kinds of birds, but predominitly pelicans.
That’s one big bird and I bet he has one big appetite too!
It could probably eat more hotdogs than me.
He looks like he has had a few meals since
He probably has a route where he gets food from all kinds of people.
That is one good looking bird!
Yes, we didn’t see birds like that growing up in northern Illinois.
Egrets are very pretty.
I think so too.