Welcome to Taylorville-on-the-hill: A graphic novel for the birds

Looks like another peaceful day in Taylorville-on-the-hill
Kids picnic in the park…
under the watchful eye of the neighbors…
it’s a mixed culture community and we all get along…
we all watch out for each other…
but trouble can swoop in when you least expect it!
There’s a new kid in this one-bird-feeder town!
Looks like the town is ripe for the taking–just one chick in the seed bank!
You and that one scrawny little deputy plan on stopping me?
You getta outta town–I saw this joint first!
Yeah, that’s right–tailfeathers in the dust! BWAAAHHHHAAA!
Now, where was I?
I told you this job was perfect–there ain’t no law!
Oh, come on–not you again!
This town ain’t big enough for the two of us!
Yeah? Well, look me in the eye and say that again!
I’ll be back…and you won’t see me coming.

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21 Responses to Welcome to Taylorville-on-the-hill: A graphic novel for the birds

  1. frony says:

    i enjoyed this post, the birds are much like people and this post depicted that. What are those things hanging under the feeders? I have never seen anything like them, what is their purpose?

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    • Suzassippi says:

      Thank you, Frony! I know what you mean–sometimes I look at the animals and see where humans get some of our traits! Almost all of the birds who eat at my feeders take turns…except for that little woodpecker.
      The baskets are actually to hold flowers, but I started using them to make sure the cats cannot reach the feeders. They do not bother the birds for the most part, but on occasion would leap up for one. They hit the basket first and the bird can fly off. They also give the birds a place to perch when they are waiting for their turn.

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      • frony says:

        Great thinking on the baskets. I don’t have a problem with cats, but I do use baffles under feeders to keep out the pesky squirrels.

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        • Suzassippi says:

          I do not have squirrels any more, though it was a problem in the past. Apparently, squirrels will not hang out where there are cats. The raccoons are what give me grief, because they are not afraid of the cats–heck, they are not even afraid of me. I have to bring the feeders in at night. I have looked at raccoon baffles, but it is just easier to bring in the feeders.

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          • frony says:

            I am sorry about the raccoons. The one that used to hang out here and eat from one of the feeders was not afraid of me either. I could stand within 3 feet of her, she would look at me when I said something to her and then go right back to eating. I have not seen her since I put baffles on the poles and changed locations with some feeders.

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  2. peggy says:

    HaHaaHa – Thought we might have an old western gun fight. Loved your post – very entertaining. Us folks in the country gotta have some excitement now and then.

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    • Suzassippi says:

      Thanks! I am pretty easily amused most of the time! Mostly I was just snapping one after another trying to get a good shot of the woodpecker–first time I have seen him, though I have heard him for a while now. When I began looking at the series, it was just a ‘get outta town’ moment.

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  3. Betty says:

    These are great captures! And an ever better dialogue! My favorite is the cardinal perched high in the tree looking down at the bird feeder. Birds are the best entertainment!

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    • Suzassippi says:

      Thanks, Betty. I do find them ever so amusing. I liked that photo of the cardinal, too. It really was fun watching them dueling over who was getting that feeder. The rest of them just used the other one, but not “Big Red.”

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  4. Delightful! I loved the story and the photos.

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  6. janebye says:

    Too cute! Great pix of the birds. I can never capture any without the photo being blurry or too far away. Plus we do not get such a colorful variety. Mostly sparrows in my yard. 🙂

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