A New Day – 53 – Spring Action!

A New Day – 53 – Spring Action!

I just love how photography, writing, any creative venture captures you spontaneously sometimes. While working on my computer – writing, website, blog & all – I noticed a cat out the window stalking something. Next I saw a small fuzzy mole scavenging about in the leaf covering. I thought for sure this was her target. But then as the mole got closer the cat just watched it curiously. The thing was inches from her and…she did nothing but turn and stalk something behind her (where there was another mole).   Okay, so cute cat, cute mole (even those I sort of despise them…different story), right? Right. Type, type, clackity-clack, think, think, la la la, how nice to have the windows open!

Cat & Mole

Not interested!

Not interested!

Oh hey, look a Blue Jay out the window! I love how bright their colors are right now; the blue is more stunning than they look in the winter. Mr. Blue Jay (or Mrs.) landed on a branch above the mole and kept watching the moving leaves curiously. Then it would bounce on the branch and make a rapid clicking sound. Watch some more, bounce, vocalize. It did that several times before BAM it attacked the mole pecking and tossing it a bit! What! I know they’re members of the Crow family but I didn’t know they’d prey on small rodents like this. The thing of course was chirping and crying out, then WHAM again but more ferociously this time, with conviction, the Blue Jay was pecking. It was in for the kill. At the window I was but in order to get the action I had to just snap with the screen down. I could hear the ice cream truck coming down the road in the distance, the tune it’s a small world after all, it’s a small world after all, it’s a small world after all repeating itself. The Blue Jay seemed to have become alarmed as the song grew louder and the van nearer; it made the very familiar sort of caw that Blue Jays do.

What!

What!

 

As I got the screen up, the mole writhed about, the Blue Jay watched the road, the van drove by music and all, the Blue Jay was gone. Oh it was terrible. I thought it would come back for the mole, don’t kill it in vain! The mole spun around for several minutes, then scavenged for a while. It definitely wasn’t okay but it was moving about again. When I checked after my run I found its little cold hard body. 🙁 As much as I don’t like them, that wasn’t fair Blue Jay! But talk about action! I did not know in all my years that Blue Jays would do that! I thought it was curiously watching the thing, not that it came down the first place for a kill. Ya got me…   They’re blurry but I’m going to share the pics I got nonetheless, I had to be fast!

 

Hmm

Hmm

It took off when Ice Cream "truck" (van) drove by. *Sigh*

It took off when Ice Cream “truck” (van) drove by. *Sigh*

 

2 Comments

  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    I would classify this story on my blog as: “From the can’t make this sh*t up story feed!”
    Ok, so Mr. Cat is all right with watching Mr. Mole… Then outta nowhere Mr. Bluejay freaks out and kills Mr. Mole with his beak and doesn’t return for the meal! ? Too freaky! The ice cream truck figures in there, I just haven’t figured out the angle yet….
    Wow! A national geographic show right in your yard. Trippy!!

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    1. eLPy13 (Post author)

      Seriously! It was pretty crazy. The mole really got right up in the cat’s face and it just looked at it, watched it crawling in the leaves, and that was it. I never expect the Blue Jay to freak like this or else I would have been more ready with my camera! Then the other day a Nuthatch, in between the courting I snapped, pecked at its little body! Birds are weird, I do appreciate it.

      Reminds me I heard Cranes vocalizing at night during a run, it was sort of haunting as they were invisible amongst the cloud cover.

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