Monday, April 13, 2009

Birds Out to Lunch

It was a fairly decent day out today so the kids and I went for a walk. T had to do some bird watching for homework over this school break. We always see hundreds of birds everyday in our yard and around the neighborhood. How many did we see today? Ten. How many different kinds? Six. Maybe this sounds like a lot for you city folk, but for us, not so much. Weird. Perhaps it was because the kids were too noisy. Or the fact that Arthur and Cokee, our cats, followed T around the yard while he tried to search with binoculars for birds. Arthur also tried to disguise himself as a big pile of dirt, but those birds are clever.
What did we see on our walk?

First signs of green...

Neighbors horses...


Other neighbors original family home...


Kids running...


Big pile o poop...
The birds we spotted were Chickadees, House Wrens, Blue Jays, Woodpeckers, Juncos and Catbirds.
The abandoned house is one of my favorites. You can't tell from the picture, but you can see inside it like a doll house. The upstairs room on the right still has wallpaper with little pink flowers on it.
The pile o poop is where Hus gets manure for all of his gardens. EWEY!

9 comments:

Hit 40 said...

Beautiful pictures! Spring is fabulous - daffodils, tulips, forsythia, ....

♥ Braja said...

Spring *is* fabulous...bird watching so pleasant...love birds. They make such a beautiful racket here every dawn...:)

MereCat said...

I always love your pictures. It amazes me that you have "first signs of green" when here, we are almost to the end of spring bloom. Amazing.

Stephanie said...

HA, too funny about that poop. I am soooo jealous, just look where you live, lucky girl. Glad to see you are all over the bug, and have stopped barfing!!

This morning looking out of my kitchen window, I spied a lovely Blue Jay and that's always a good sign.

Suzy said...

I haven't seen a blue jay since I left the east coast. Great pictures. I only see humminbirds and robins out here. Great place for kids to grow up, like Leslie's place but WHERE'S THE TARGET?

Kate The Great said...

Don't you just love how everything is beginning ot turn green... It's beautiful where you are... and what is walk without poop!

WillThink4Wine said...

Thanks for that pile o'poop. I can quit looking for some rest easy now! hahaha!

Misty said...

As odd as this sounds, I would pay good money for that pile o'poop to be somewhere in my vicinity. Oh, yes.

Zip n Tizzy said...

Love big ol' abandoned houses.

We're loving the birds here too, though I had to relocate some jays who were nesting right next to the back door. I couldn't chance them getting territorial on the boys who exit that door every 5 minutes.