Boy Meets Bird

International Migratory Bird Day
17 April 2008, 11:03 am
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Saturday, May 17th, will be International Migratory Bird Day.

Come celebrate at the Birds of Vermont Museum, if you are near Huntington, Vermont, that day!


“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.

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.

Cheeky Noises
12 June 2007, 6:06 pm
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We saw a whole family of Cooper’s Hawks over our house today. I think there were four: 2 adults, 2 young. Very talkative, lots of cheeking sorts of sounds.