Sunday, November 29, 2009

more than clucks and fries.

We are having an onslaught of beautiful birds in our backyard this time of year. Our neighbor has this tree with winter berries on it and it hangs over on our side of the fence. The tree is so pretty and the birds are so interesting to watch. There are tons of them. Tangle, our 6 month old Brittany puppy sits at the back door and stares at them forever without even moving. He is a bird dog by nature so he can spot them from the other side of the house. He is reminiscing over the days when his parents let him play outside for hours on end and didn't have to worry about him being muddy and stepping in wet poopie (ok maybe that is me reminiscing).

I love watching this little birds, and i was interested at what they were so of course I googled it. Looks like we have some Red Robins!

(By Jim Cruce/Audubon Society of Portland)
Even though they look more orange than red to me, its fun knowing what we have. I think I might build a little bird feeder of some kind, here are some ideas for homemade ones from Martha.


paper cup molds.

suet? what is that?

I'm not crazy about these. Anyone know where I can find any other interesting/easy ones?

1 comment:

  1. winter is not the greatest time ever for having a dog huh? we just keep old towels on hand to wipe marley down after she plays outside....such a mess though.

    here are some links to some cute DIY bird feeders:





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