Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I put up my old cheap bird feeder last week hoping some birds would start hanging out in our backyard. It took them a little while to find it, but now it's amazing! I must have seen 10 different types of birds yesterday evening in one sitting. Since I have to take Scout out a lot, I've been spending more time just sitting on the back steps, watching the garden. This morning, a little brown bird kept hopping closer and closer to me, eating things in the vegetable garden (including pieces of dogfood) while a group of little birds with red heads ate out of the feeder. A blue bird chased away a pair of robins and some tiny birds with faux hawks waited their turn on the clothes line. I think it's time to bust out the bird book and binoculars Jose bought me many Christmas' ago (which I have yet to use...sorry). I want to draw pictures of them and learn their names.