Front yard birding
This isn’t our first time birding in the front yard, nor will it be our last!
We have an extensive bird feeding station that we keep full of tastey treats! And we are rewarded daily with a large variety of feathered friends! (But of course, none would pose for their pictures this morning!)
We were outside watching, listening, and drawing for an hour!
Simone’s House Wren is our favorite resident bird!
We have an apple birdhouse hanging from our magnolia tree where the mother House Wren is raising her second brood of babies! 😍
The House Wren sounds like a rattle snake! She was yelling at us all morning as she was feeding her babies!! We were able to watch her bring insects to her loud babies and then she would grab some of their poop from the nest and carry it away! Such a good housekeeper!
I’m reading a new book “H is for Hawk”.
I read the first chapter yesterday and was intrigued by this paragraph, “Have you ever seen a hawk catch a bird? I’ve not, but I know it’s happened. I’ve found evidence… “(p.4).
I read those sentences and was instantly jealous! I’ve seen plenty of hawks, but none in action! Of course I don’t want to see a dead bird- but we all know hawks eat other animals! It would be really cool to see evidence of a hawk hunting in my yard!
And what do I see this morning… evidence of a predator!
I am sorry for the bird’s loss of life- but I love seeing proof of wildlife in my own backyard!
And how neat that I experienced this obersavtion in relationship to reading the book! 📚😊💜