Sunday, March 19, 2006

More on Birds....

As mentioned in my previous post, D has an addiction to birds. When we are outside (or even sitting and eating breakfast) if she sees a bird anywhere, she immediately points or signs bird crazily. We get all excited with her and jump around saying "bird!, bird!".

So, yesterday, in our attempt to fuel her passion towards birds, we took a field trip to Wal*Mart and bought a bevy of bird feeders, 5 to be exact. Since we already have one bird feeder, we added to our reportoire 2 regular bird feeders and 3 hummingbird feeders, and a 20 lb. bag of seed. I made up a batch of hummingbird nectar (I used 2 cups of sugar to 8 cups water..anyone know if this is correct?) and Jeff hung them.

So far we've had a visit from one hummingbird and a couple of interested finches. Hopefully we'll continue to get these visits because Darsie LOVES them!

If anyone can recommend a good book on wild birds, I would appreciate it. I'd like to be able to identify them for her rather than just use "bird!!!".

Just in case it is not apparent in that last photo...Jeff is climbing up on a ladder to hang the bird feeders....more photos soon, hopefully with "birds!!!"

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