Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Birds and Buggies

Why am I taking pictures of carts--or buggies as they are called in the South?  Good question. And here's the answer.  See those brown blobs in my picture?  They're birds.  For whatever reason, these carts were very popular with sparrows this weekend. It wasn't a grocery store so I'm assuming crumbs weren't the draw. Maybe some bird seed got spilled, though it seems like that would have went straight through the bottom of the buggy.  Anyhoo they were entertaining to watch flitting in and out of the carts.  They were moving faster than  Friday night grocery shoppers and that's saying something. 
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Annalisa won our impromptu drawing yesterday.  Congrats, Annalisa:)

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  1. I like your comment about the birds moving faster than Friday night grocery shoppers!! I called those grocery karts 'buggies' too when I first moved to Canada, but was corrected as no one knew what I was talking about. . .

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    1. Ah, you must be from the south. I moved here 16 years ago and had never heard the term before.

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  2. Here they are shopping trolleys...
    Love the fast moving lbjs (little brown jobs). They move faster than greased lightening some days.

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    1. Shopping trolleys...I like that.
      Surprisingly, they'd let you get pretty close before they flew away.

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  3. That's a fun photo, great shot of those birdies doing their own shopping, and a nice description of the Friday night shoppers! Hve a fun day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Doing there own shopping....heh heh.
      Hugs

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  4. Unusual but a great photo and reason for it.
    Yvonne.

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  5. Never knew shopping carts were also called buggies! How cute about all the birds having fun in 'em...

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    1. I'd never heard them called that either until I moved south.
      Those birds were having a great time:)

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  6. Birds hanging around humans for food normally annoys me but sparrows don't. They are so fast and entertaining to watch, plus, their calling cards are pretty small.

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    1. Well said, Andrew. The HH was worried about those calling cards;)

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  7. hide n seek for the birds!

    I try to shop monday night after work - my store is EMPTY of slow humans then!

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    1. Sounds like a good time to me:) You can put that cart in third and go:)

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    1. Maybe. They seemed to be having a great time.

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  9. And I'd bet you'd be surprised to know the shopping carts were invented in - Oklahoma.

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  10. as long as they didn't leave any presents on the handles lol

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    1. Yeah, the HH was worried about that too;)

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  11. I didn't know "buggies" is used to mean "shopping carts." I've always known them as shopping carts or just carts.

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  12. deer cod in all de seas...a BURD post...ona twooz day...now we haz crazed mindz ♥♥♥☺☺☺

    conga ratz two Annalisa !!

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  13. Maybe these birdies are doing some grocery shopping?? I find it funny that they were all around...maybe something sweet was spilled and they could detect that.

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    1. Grin on the grocery shopping. Actually it was at a building and supply store. That is part of why it was so intriguing. A grocery store would have made more sense.

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    2. Maybe they were finding supplies to create their nest...best place to find things....think of the men at these places or Home Depot:)

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  14. Sparrows tend to be where people are it seems. I never heard the buggie term either.

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  15. Now that's a sight! and a fascinating one. (And I haven't heard about the buggy term, either!)

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  16. Funny how everyone has a different word for them, cart is the standard and most understandable. I've also heard wagon, carriage, and a few more

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  17. We call them trolleys here in the land Down Under.

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