Boy Meets Bird


Feeding Birds at the Birds of Vermont Museum
22 February 2009, 4:15 pm
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Bird seed! We got the seed from big cans, and scooped it with little cans. We carried it outside with the basket. Auntie Erin had to shovel, and I spread the seed. We were careful going outside because the roof — icicles and snow. They slide off.

Erin took the high up feeders down so we could fill them. She used a ladder.

My favorite is the mixed seed. I spread it on the ground.

We saw chickadees!

Now I’m going upstairs. Me and Erin are going to listen to birds.

MamaTypist-Interviewer adds: You can watch two of the feeders here:  http://www.birdsofvermont.org/camera.php Sometimes a lot of action; sometimes not.

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First Snow
22 October 2008, 7:59 am
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“Mama, birds like the snow because of their warm fur.”

“Hm. I don’t think so.”

and

“Mama, it’s snow time, so we should feed the birds.”



Mind Your Head
26 January 2008, 8:37 pm
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LittleBirder and I added birdseed to the feeders — until he bent over and klonked his head on the open lid of the big green one.  Ooops.  Poor little guy.

Partly sunny, but no birds (a few whistles and twitters as I walked with Orca). Are they out of the habit of being here because we haven’t put out bird sees/black oil sunflower seed?



Breakfast Time
20 October 2007, 9:25 am
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We started feeding the birds again last week. And before that, Granddad helped LittleBirder fill the feeders too.

This morning is very busy out there! Between 8 and 9 a.m. we’ve seen a hairy woodpecker (possibly a female), a red squirrel who isn’t Stubbs, a pair (or more) of juncos, two blue jays chasing each other, three or more chickadees, a titmouse, a white-breasted nuthatch.