Now I’ve See’d Everything!

Peckasso has been at it again!

Last week, while sitting on the porch, we observed a new sculpture on the bird seed podium. What we saw was both amazing and a bit puzzling. We walked out to investigate. It was obvious at first, that it was a non-indigenous species to Todd’s Backyard- a toucan… which would be odd since all of the previous sculptural work has been inspired by the immediate desert environment! Was Peckasso going in a different artistic direction? (If you haven’t read any of the Peckasso Blogs, check it out to see the previous works created by the artistic bird collaborative we call ‘Peckasso’).

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But, as we stood and admired this new creation, we noticed that the trees were abuzz around the yard…it’s that time of year…hummingbird migration! Of course!!! This was NOT a toucan, but an ambitious attempt at a hummingbird!

Ok, ok…it probably resembles a toucan a little more than a hummingbird. But hey, come on, Peckasso partook in a particularly perilous project to produce and be publicly presented…so we can’t be too picky 😉

Peckassoatwork“What do you ex-pecked?”

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Crazy?… Creepy?… or Just Amazing?

Ok….this is getting kind of weird. Every birdseed block Todd has put out over the past year has been pecked, nibbled, and munched to create amazing formations that visually resemble something in the surrounding area. I have dubbed this phenomenon as ‘Peckasso’- a collaborative artistic effort of the local birds.

This amazing process caught our attention, when we saw this…

A prickly pear cactus?

Next, this was pretty cool:

Looks like a bunny to me…

Todd put two blocks out a couple of months ago about the same time. We paid close attention to the development of the artwork …was it just coincidence, or did the birds really have something goin’ on?

One block  quickly took form…

Obviously a bird- perhaps a dove, or a quail with a baby?

The morning that we discovered this work, we checked the other block to see what progress was made there. But, at that time, there seemed to be little vision to Peckasso’s creation on the other side of the yard.

We didn’t think about it again until Todd stumbled on this the other day…

Does anyone else see what we see?

This block is located just outside the Tortoise garden. Hmmmmm????