Monday, August 10, 2009

Caught Red Handed or should I say, Red Beaked!

Earlier in the season I planted 14 tomato plants and 1 cherry tomato. The big tomato plants have produced nothing but the cherry produced wonderfully and is now like in it's second phase of production. But the other morning I looked out the window and saw a little thief."Hmmm, what do we have here?""I think I need a little closer look. Looks yummy. I definitely need a taste!""I think I'll just take this one, no one will notice."

Maybe this is what happened to my big tomatoes!


24 comments:

Dirt Princess said...

Well well well.....sneaky little thing!

Milah said...

That's what happened to my strawberries, so far they have left my tomatoes alone.

Dorothy said...

Nice capture of the thief! My Cherry tomatoes are loaded but, the regular ones are not. What gives?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Susie, I'll bet that those birdies thought you had planted all of your tomatoes JUST for them.. Ya think?????
Hugs,
Betsy

Mildred said...

Busted!!!

Di said...

LOL, for we have all been there. I do believe the mountain quail ate all our strawberries until finally we netted one area; they still have access to a smaller section.

George said...

Nice capture of the 'thief'! Those tomatoes were just too tempting.

Leedra said...

Caught red handed, but what to do? :)

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Ginger said...

I had no idea birds would do this!! They don't bother my small tomatoes, maybe because they are yellow?

Great pictures/story- Ha!

Becky said...

The squirrels ate our tomatoes. Actually, they ate the green ones, therefore we had only got two ripe ones this year. Maybe next year will be better.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I guess we've been lucky the birds never discovered our tomatoes. Hope he leaves a few for you!

KathyB. said...

Guess the birds enjoy their salads too. You just know they thank their Creator for providing humans to grow all the little extras they love to eat!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Well the birds have always left the tomatoes alone but they love to peck at the guavas! I've never 'captured' them like you did though. Very nice shots, Susie.

Darla said...

How frustrating!!!

Rose said...

Great photos, Susie; he would have a hard time arguing his innocence in court:) I'd like to see one carrying off a big tomato, though! I'm still waiting for mine to ripen, though I just spied a glimpse of red in the garden.

Roses and Lilacs said...

His cousin got every one of my strawberries;) Did he come back for the last one?
Marnie

deedee said...

And he/she probably didn't chirp out a thank you - did he/she?

Carol said...

Our large tomato plants aren't producing either! We're very dissapointed to only be getting a few cherry & roma tomatoes.

Susie said...

Marnie, I reckon he did. I have a few more on the vine that have yet to turn. Hopefully I will be able to save those.

Deedee-no thank you at all.

Ashley ~ said...

Love all your pics here...but also excited about learning you too are living in FarmVille*! We need to become friends AND neighbors*! There's an empty farm right next door to mine. ((SMILE)) _Ashley*

Daisy said...

HA! Looks like irrefutable evidence to me! :D Great pictures, Susie!

marmee said...

susie, i have heard tell that the birds do this to get the moisture inside...do you have plenty of water around your tomatoes?
the tomatoes here have suffered with all the rain...we planted so many that we have plenty.
happy days of august.

Jen said...

I bet he was hoping you'd blame the squirrels. ha!

trailrider731 said...

hay hay, Growing tomatoes is one of my favorite things! Mine actually did great early on, boocoo , even gave bunches away, now they are pitifully overgrown with weeds and maybe one ever now and then.. ALTHOUGh my big dog MILAMONSTER seemed to think it was a tennisball bush at first and wanted to get them!! LOL

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