Boy Meets Bird

“Who Cooks For You?”
5 February 2008, 8:54 pm
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Dadda came home after dark and didn’t come inside. He told us to come outside right away to listen to something. It was the Who Cooks For You Owl! We listened and talked back to it.


18 December 2007, 4:23 pm
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LittleBirder and I were looking at chickadees and a titmouse on the feeder.

Me (indicating the titmouse): And do you know what that one is?

LittleBirder, after thinking: Is it a baby blue jay?

A bit later, he wanted a blue jay to come inside and keep him company (we hadn’t seen a blue jay today).

Blue Jay of the Day (ID #2)
26 November 2007, 11:15 am
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LittleBirder decided that the blue jay was today’s bird, and talked about seeing them outside.

I wish I’d written down right away what he was saying. It’s clear to me that Blue Jay should be be #2, really, though I know he knows cardinal by sight…at least in photos. It’s rather sweet: we have a video of him from last Christmas, in which he and his Uncle are putting together a puzzle of a cardinal. LittleBirder is saying “Boozhay?” repeatedly, which Uncle S interpreted as “building” (as in building a puzzle). I was taking the movie, so I didn’t say anything, but I thought he was asking whether the cardinal was a blue jay.