Boy Meets Bird


Perceived
13 May 2007, 8:26 pm
Filed under: Birds Heard, Birds Seen, MamaPost

This week we’ve seen or heard Cardinals, a Baltimore oriole, a White-crowned sparrow, Ovenbird (I think), Wood Thrush (I think), Goldfinches, Chickadees, Titmice, Chipping Sparrow, Blue Jay, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Red-Winged Blackbirds, and Ravens.

More details for some of these over in MamaBirder’s Small Measures blog.

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Conversations
13 May 2007, 1:28 pm
Filed under: Age-appropriate, Birds Seen, birdwatching, KidPost, MamaPost

LittleBirder helps me clean the front door window with vinegar and paper towels*.

“Mama, now I’m all done and you’re all done and I better put the towel in the trash.”

“Thank you! Now I’ll go sit by the window and drink my coffee and watch birds.” He wants to write in my notebook too, so I send him to look for his. He comes back with his toy giraffes.

We see a pair of cardinals … chickadees .. the white-crowned sparrow … a female goldfinch … a titmouse. We also see at least one of the feeders is empty. At 2 and a tad, he’s really into scooping and pouring.

“Mama, can we feed the birds?”

“Sure.”

“I better get my shoes on.” … and from the other room, a moment later, “I’m running really fast to get my shoes on!”