We have a crazy bird-chasing dog, but I still wanted to try making bird feeders with the kids.
I saw this idea for bird feeders here:
and thought that this would be perfect for the littles.
They loved this part SOOOOO much.
It was rather messy.
Roll it, roll it.
"Can I eat this?"
Searching in the garden for evidence of birds.
I think this one comes from either Mr. or Mrs. Pigeon or "The Other Pigeon Lady"
We've got a whole soap opera thing going on about the pigeons that live in the hedge.
I'm pretty sure Mr. Pigeon is leading a double life.
Maybe this ruffled Mrs.Pigeon's feathers a bit.
Ready for action.
A wary visitor.
It's supposed to be a bunny shape.
We also made cookie cutter bird feeders using this recipe:
But they did not go so well. Maybe finer seed would be better.
Most of the others fell apart.
Now, I never thought that I would be into bird watching, but it gets addictive. It took a while for the birds to come, probably because they know about the dog that lives here.
But they did.
Pigeons, Blackbirds, Robins and Great Tits so far.
I like to sound like I know what I'm talking about there. But really I don't.
Hence, the reference books!
Of course the pigeons aren't fussy and they like eating the loose seed that we placed in the tree bowl. I think that they are too heavy for the golf tee rests!
I'm loving Nina's bird shots at Tabiboo:
Maybe when our friends get a bit braver, I'll venture to the other side of the window to try to get some better shots!