Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Feeding Our Friends



A rainy day yesterday called for some fun indoor activities. After baking some cookies Reece and I made some lovely little bird feeders out of apples and oranges, inspired by these. We headed outside after making them, hanged them up, ran back inside and watched from the back door to see who would visit first. Within minutes there were chickadees, gold finches and red breasted nuthatches. So exciting for my little man...and me too!

Last week we started a little list of all the birds that visit our backyard. To our surprise this weekend we were treated to sightings of an eastern towhee on both Saturday and Sunday. The three of us stood at the kitchen window watching the pure beauty of this bird. Such a special treat for us.

What birds are visiting your backyard?

30 comments:

  1. What great feeders! We will have to test these out in our yard. Usually a raccoon friend comes along at night and takes off with it. We have lost a feeder and grill grate that way. Rascals!

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    1. Thanks, they were fun to make. Today two of the apples are gone...I blame the squirrels, but hey they have to eat too :)

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  2. Robins of course, chickadees, blue jays, cardinals, hawks (not sure which ones) woodpecker, and sparrows. That is just this spring :)

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  3. those are the cutest little bird feeders ever!

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  4. I LOVE those birdfeeders!! We will have to test them out one day soon.

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  5. Love these! Yesterday I saw a male and a female cardinal in our front tree together - so wonderful! I've also seen sparrows and chickadees, but that has been it, really!

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    1. Thanks Tess. I love cardinals. Did you know they mate for life? And if you feed them they will hang around.

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  6. I bet the red of the apple attracted them so quickly! Around here all we've seen are pigeons and doves. Though we do hear lots of birds out on our walks. But with all the foliage I am having trouble actually seeing the birds.

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    1. You will have to learn you bird calls KC :)

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  7. Wow - those are yummy-looking bird feeders! Your feathered friends are very lucky :)

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    1. Thanks Renee, I hope they think they are lucky :)

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  8. Oh my goodness! These are great! We have had more than a few mourning doves....I love their soft coos. XO

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  9. Fabulous! We will be making these for sure! Don't you love that the most simple things are often the best?! xo

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    1. Your girls will love these Shel. And yes on the simple things :)

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  10. So sweet!! I love the bright colors. We had to stop leaving birdseed since the bears have come out of hibernation.

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    1. Thanks Amanda. Ah, yes the bears, not fun. We have had a few sightings around here over the years, but they are not common residents, thank goodness.

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  11. The two of you are just too much. I feel like I need a file folder titled "Things Kim and Reece did that Iz and I HAVE to try". :)

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    1. Haha, that is too funny. Can't wait to see all the fun things you and Izzy get up to.

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  12. We had mockingbirds tonight--didn't see them, but it was lovely to hear them call back and forth.

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  13. Ooh! What a great idea! We have been meaning to make some sort of bird feeders for a while now. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Your girls will love these Tiffany. Have fun!

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