We had a surprise visitor to Tiger Gardens this week. There it is perched in a tree in the frontyard. BJ is a bird dog and he found it in the front garden pecking around for bugs. It is some type of guinea that was busy looking for bugs. It got quite a shock when that big old bird dog (BJ) 'flushed' it out and caused it to find a safe perch high in a nearby tree. There it sat all night long, nice and quiet.
Then around 5:15 it woke up. Or might I say it WOKE me up? It was quite a squawk or crowing or whatever these birds do, and it was LOUD. A very good alarm clock indeed. The bird left shortly after it 'crowed'. Good riddance too as I don't need that kind of alarm here!
It was quite interesting to see this bird up close though. I believe these types of birds do a good job eating ticks and we sure need that around here, just not in the yard due to all the dogs we have here.
Anyone else have these 'problems' in their gardens? I know some of you have peacocks, ducks and geese-how about turkeys and chickens?
in the garden....
Winterthur Azalea Woods
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