Sunday, June 18, 2017

Great birdwatching in Oregon (even for cats)

Fergus the cat on the windowsill

Last week, I wrote a blog post about pets being named employee of the month. Popoki the cat was the clear winner, beating out her two dog siblings, and I think she was pretty darn proud of herself. (Did you miss that blog post? It's here.) In the comments, someone asked me why Fergus wasn't in the running for pet employee of the month. So I just knew he had to be the selfie cat this week. He has so many fans!

But there's just one problem: Fergus is busy.

It's the time of year in Oregon when birds are plentiful. And we've had some amazing visitors to our little suburban backyard.

Case in point: About a month ago, I heard a great flapping out the windows and saw a shadow cross the sun. I looked out the window just in time to see a great blue heron taking flight out of the yard. I've seen that same guy flapping on two subsequent mornings, so he must be fishing in man-made ponds over here. Fergus is sure he's coming back.

Fergus the cat looks out the window

And a week or so ago, we had a osprey visitor (complete with fish clutched in his claws) on a telephone pole near our house. This was cause for great clucking and clacking from Fergus, as he was interested in both fish and bird, and the two stayed in place for many long minutes until they got spooked and flapped off. Fergus has been watching for them as well.

So he has many little feathered friends to watch for, and that means he doesn't always have time for my camera and my foolishness. You can see how angry he is at being interrupted.

Fergus the Siamese cat is angry

So this might be the best we can do this week. We hope his fans aren't too disappointed!

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  1. We can totally understand not wanting to be interrupted when watching birds! We would be just as frustrated at our house...but that never stops the humans from trying to photograph us, does it? Happy Sunday from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

  2. Bird tv can be exciting at times,I get the bird coming in the garden right next to me...I guess they like me,xx Speedy

  3. Bird TV is a wonderful Watching opportunity. Yesterday we had a baby scrub jay that lit on our fence, which made my cats go crazy. We intentionally scared it away, because my cats were actually outside. Scary. We try to watch out for our birdies when the cats are out.
    Yael from

  4. Good job Fergus- you can be birdwatcher of the week :)

  5. Not disappointed one bit. Great selfie! Happy back to bird watching!

  6. Well, Bird TV is pretty darned important, and since it's live, the cats have to pay attention so as not to miss the good parts. Right, Fergus?

  7. Some days get like that, but it's always a delight to see Fergus, even in passing. Mind you, having such interesting wildlife to watch must be fun for all in the household, so I guess it balances out. MOL

  8. Wow! It sounds like you have some amazing Bird TV to watch. We only get the boring channels like robins, finches, blue jays...

  9. Wow Fergus has Bird TV BIG TIME!!

    Sorry to interrupt Fergus!!