Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday Snapshot - April 21st

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Many of us in New England (at least)
 have one of these stores close to home right?

 I noticed a family living here last year.
 I just never seemed to have my camera at the right time.
This year I was ready for them..
Maybe there will be little ones soon?

61 comments:

  1. How observant of you, Diane. Are there two separate nests - one in the "s" and one in the "a"?

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  2. OMG! You really captured them in these shots....and what keen eyesight to notice them!

    In times of hardship, a home can be anywhere...in a CVS Pharmacy, or even a Wal-Mart (remember that movie?)

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. You made an excellent point, "a home can be anywhere" ---not sure what movie you are referring to though?

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  3. How great that nature is adapting to consumerism. Here's Mine

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  4. Ha! What industrious little guys they are. Those letters provide a number of good nesting spots. I'm surprised they're not all full.

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  5. LOL..yeah, and providing entertainment as well.

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  6. Oh, what a smart place to build a nest. I hope there will be little ones. Well spotted.

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  7. Yes, and the letters are illuminated at night so there must be a bit of heat on cooler nights.

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  8. I look forward to seeing small ones!!

    :D


    Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

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  9. They sure look very happy in their letter!

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  10. I love this capture!!
    Here's mine:
    http://junkboattravels.blogspot.ca/2012/04/saturday-snapshot_21.html

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  11. That's really great! I hope nobody gets the bright idea to remove them!

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    1. No they've been there for several years now each spring.

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  12. Do they always pick the same letters? I see there is a screen over the circular part of the a. I wonder if that was put there to keep the birds out. I hope not!

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    1. Hmmm good question?? I think so though as you can see screen on the lower part of one letter, but they made the nest above the screen anyways LOL

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  13. That's so wonderful that you noticed the birds nest in the CVS sign! I must remember to slow down, look up, and notice the details more often

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    1. It's true, we tend to hurry though each day and miss the beauty close by as a result.

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  14. Aw, how cute! Birds built a nest in one of our outside lights this year.

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    1. They did that in one of the lights at our college library as well. They are smart as when the nights are cool, the lights (like the CVS sign) must through a bit of heat.

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  15. Ah ... the signage opportunists! It's so cool how animals will adapt to their surroundings and find a way to keep their habitat/homes/place even as man encroaches further and further! Very cool shots!

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    1. Susan....you made me laugh "signage opportunists" LOL

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  16. Awww ... these photos warm my heart.

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  17. How cute! Definitely a great use for CVS!

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    1. I think they get a family discount now Jill ---LOL

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  18. Smart birds. Those signs would be warm and safe for nests. It pays to be observant this time of year, although it's time for us to declare the rafters of our patio roof off limits for swallows. They make too much of a mess and last year the babies died - probably because of the heat.

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    1. Barbara...every morning my SIL wakes up to new attempts at nesting on her expensive retractable patio awning which she has installed last year. I tell her she is cruel to critters when she takes it down every day:)

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    1. Maybe they get a commission for repeat business?? LOL

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  20. Great pics, Diane - and cute birds!

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  21. That is awesome! I hope no one evicts them!
    You can see that the lower part of the "a" seems to have been meshed over to prevent this very sort of... homesteading. But these birds went for the upper storey!

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    1. Yes, I noticed that but they found a better home above it this year. No, I think they are safe there.

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  22. You leave a little space and something will grow in it! Great picture.

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  23. That's so cool! Hopefully you'll get to see baby birds soon!

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  24. that is a perfect spot for them!!! Good eye!

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  25. In the south too... There is unfortunately a CVS on every corner.
    See y'all next weekend at the Saturday PhotoHunt!

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    1. Sandi....I wasn't aware that they were in the South as well:)

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  26. Just brilliant! nature rules O.K.!

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  27. So sweet and lovely how nature adapts! Glad the store lets them stay.

    Thanks for your condolences on my blog, I appreciate your kind words.

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    1. Sim, once again so sorry for your loss. Thanks for stopping by.

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  28. That is too cute that the little birdies are nesting there!

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    1. "I think there is more to the term BIRD BRAIN than we give them credit for".

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  29. Love it! This reminds me that I'll have to stop at the Ace Hardware in Benson on our way to Bisbee in June-- I always take photos of the baby barn swallows up in the ledges above the walkways.

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    1. It's funny how they come back year after year to the same nesting spots.

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  30. Those crafty little house sparrows always find the cleverest places for a nest.

    My yard sparrows will try and nest in my retractable awning too. From a bird's point of view it's the perfect spot. But I'd feel terrible if I put out the awning one morning and eggs fell out. So I remove the nesting material. They yell at me and one year, probably for spite, the birds nested in my 2nd story gutter.

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  31. You have a very observant eye Diane!

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    1. Thanks --just so crazy about little and big critters.

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