photo of guinea fowl
“Don’t mind me. I’m here for the bugs.”

So, not long after a heavy rain, I took a stroll down to check the mail. I’d left the gate open for some reason. And you know how you see something, movement maybe, out of the corner of your eye and you’re not sure you should look. Maybe you don’t want to know what’s in your yard.

So I look. Yup. It’s a bird.

A big bird. Not the Sesame Street Big Bird, but a BIG bird.

photo of guinea fowl

So I snap a shot and posted it to Facebook to find out what kind of BIG bird it is.

And my daughter says, “It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a bird.”

I guess I asked for it. LOL

But some other experts, including the hubs weighed in with: it’s a guinea fowl. And someone sent me a recipe. O.O Though it strolled off after using our yard as its personal buffet and well before it could become part of my personal buffet.

I’m wondering where it came from, but I will probably never know.

So that’s my “wishing for a wormhole” post this week. I’m wishing I knew how a guinea fowl ended up in the yard of our “deep in the heart of Houston” house.

Ever see movement and wonder if you should look? Did you look? Would you look again? You know all comments are entered into my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value) of non-guinea fowl awesome. I announce a winner the first blog post of the new month! Guess what, it happens to be this post! Cuz it’s the first blog post! So see the announcement below!

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And the winner of the gift basket for July is, ta da!

Riley Moreland!!!

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! Oh, It’s a Bird…

7 thoughts on “It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! Oh, It’s a Bird…

  • August 2, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Hi Pauline. A lot of folks in my area raise guinea fowl. I thought they must be really good eating or prolific egg producers or something. But then a native told me that Guineas are great at killing Copperhead snakes, so folks raise them and let them run the property as a deterrent.

    And yes, I do seem to catch a blur of dark motion out the corner of my eye quite often but when I look, there’s nothing there. So I figure either my eyes are going or my brain is. I don’t want to even think about anything more paranormal than that!

    • August 4, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      That’s so interesting, Doug. Someone was telling me that they make good watch fowl, but can be annoyingly loud. And good eating. It’s just weird to find one wandering about in the city. I haven’t seen it since, though I still see the buzzards around…. O.O

  • August 1, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Yay, I win! Thanks Pauline. I do like reading your blog.

    I live in a somewhat rural location and all sorts of wildlife flash into my yard. Raccoons. Deer. A couple of summers ago, a skunk. That was not pleasant. Hawks and the occasional bald eagle cruise the air above the fields nearby. But the more exotic stuff, I always seem to miss. My husband saw a red fox. A neighbor says he saw a mountain lion. Not that I want to see a mountain lion close to my front door. Another neighbor recently killed a timber rattler. Good for the mice!

    Oh, I did see a young male cardinal last week. He just hopped out of the tree onto the road in front of me as I was walking by. Gave me a good looking over. Then flew back into the shelter of the tree. He made it worth taking time to go for a walk that day. Cardinals are not terribly rare around here, but I see them in the winter more than summer. That flash of red in a tree or against the snow is always so beautiful!

    • August 1, 2014 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Riley! Deets are headed your way in your email! Wow, sounds like you have some diverse wild life! I do like seeing the cardinals, though this one spent three years attaching our windows. Only when it was around, but when it was… O.O

      Have a great weekend!

      • August 6, 2014 at 7:24 am

        Hi Pauline,
        I haven’t seen the deets e-mail yet so I though I’d check. If it is not coming from you, I fear it may have not cleared the spam test. Doesn’t happen often to valid mail, but it can!

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