Did I mention?........ KING O' THE WEB!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


We grow Raspberries, Black Raspberries and Blueberries.

As a result, we are attracting Dumetella carolinensis - The Catbird.

I hear them mewing as I write this.

These birds:
hang around people, like a family pet
can recognize cowbird eggs and throw them out of the nest. (lousy stinkin' cowbirds!!)
can sing in two voices.
mate for life
mew like cats
and love berries.

They are continually monitoring the soundness of the net that protects the blueberries - given their freedom to do so, they would strip these bushes bare, while the raspberries, by virtue of their population size, are safe.

and sometimes after breaching said net become trapped:

Then it's on to the grill with them! With a ....blueberry sauce! Kidding. They have found a way to make holes in the net so we must remain vigilant. I'll possibly keep you posted - or not - that's just the way I am........