The Rose Breasted Grosbeak's have been here since April 9Th when we saw the first one on the feeder. Each year they grace us with their presents for a few weeks on their way to where they summer and sometimes we see them in the fall but not as often or as long as we do in the spring. Every day we sigh a sigh of pleasure when one or two stop to eat at our feeders. Then some morning soon they will no longer be with us and we will have only memories of the pretty birds dressed in their finery.
I hung up some No Melt peanut butter suet, that I found at TSC (Tractor Supply Company) and the males seem to enjoy the treat but I have seen very few females this year.
At 6 AM yesterday, a big flash of lighting and then a roar of thunder took out the cable and Mimi's telephone. It hit very close by but I have not discovered where as of yet. Anyway, the cable company came late yesterday afternoon and fixed the problem. Both splitter had to be replaced. Whew, glad nothing else was damaged.
Being without cable meant we did not have television either, so we did not know about the tornado that hit Tuscaloosa until Prince's brother called to let us know his daughter who goes to college there was okay. Mimi is a worrier "Big Time."
so the kitty justice is that she did not know until after the fact and was given good news.
It seems there are more tornadoes and devastation this Spring than usual.