Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Clark's Nutcracker in progress


In the meantime I read a little about Clark's Nutcracker and I am amazed by this clever girl! This is my ode to this special bird and to Alberta, Canada.
While the squirrels are too busy being cute they forget where they stored their food reserves for winter. But not this clever lass. She knows EXACTLY where she kept the pine seeds. In numerous places in the ground she stored an abundance of goodies. Not only for herself but also for the new trees that will grow out of them. That is how clever this girl is! She takes care of herself this independent bird! Oh and don't forget those squirrels that plunder her supplies, but she doesn't mind. It just proves that she was right- AGAIN!

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Ondertussen heb ik het een en ander gelezen over Clark's Nutcracker ofwel de Amerikaanse Notenkraker en ik sta versteld van deze slimme vogel. Dit is mijn ode aan deze speciale vogel en aan Alberta, Canada.
Terwijl de eekhoorns erg druk zijn met er schattig uit zien vergeten ze waar ze de nootjes voor de winter hebben bewaard. Dat geldt niet voor deze slimme dame. Zij weet PRECIES waar ze de naaldboom zaadjes heeft gelaten. In veel plaatsen in de grond heeft ze een overdaad aan lekkers liggen. Niet alleen voor haarzelf, maar ook zodat er bomen uit zullen groeien. Zo slim is ze. Ze zorgt zo goed voor zichzelf dit onafhankelijke ding! Oh en vergeet niet die eekhoorns die haar voorraadje plunderen, dat vindt ze niet erg. Het bewijst alleen maar dat ze gelijk had-ALWEER!

8 comments:

ioulia said...

Hehe, yeah, I have also noticed that birds are smarter than squirrels ;). I have once watched a crow sitting patiently in a tree waiting until the squirrel had buried her nut. As soon as the squirrel was gone, the crow came down to dig it out. :)

MirthQuake said...

LOL!!!!

Matilou alias Anne Cresci said...

it's beautiful !!

Sigmosaics said...

what a clever bird .. and so pretty! thanks for sharing this :D

Star of the East said...

Looks beautiful already and such a sweet story!

kraplap said...

beautiful bird ! I saw one once in Norway; but that was a European one and he is a bit brownish not greyish.

ArtMind said...

Amazing how detailed he looks already! Well done! I like the 'vlaamse gaai' best though! ;)

Sarah Jane said...

Oh, wow, Myrte- that's beautiful! Very well done. :D

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