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Monday, January 25, 2010

For the birds

When we built our home our grandson was not quite one year old and living with us, so we wanted to have a fenced area away from the pool where he could play. We planted a tree so he would have some shade and I remember well the first storm we had after we planted it. I had to hold it so my hubby could tie it down and it not be destroyed....well that was 18 years ago and of course the grandson is all grown up but so is the tree. It is now bird haven.

The quail love the bird block even though it is hard are a rock! After it rains it gets soft and all the birds flock to it.
There are all kinds of birds decor here and there


Some of my favorites are the quailthe yellow breasted wren
and of course the hummingbirds
Some have decided that this bird haven is the just the place to be and have made their homes real close....Check out these bird made holes in my Oleanders
and of course the waterfall for the pool makes the best bird bath...Did anyone think birds were dumb?

Well, maybe they are smarter than we think...My hubby also feeds the birds nearly everyday at Starbucks. He had told me that the birds knew him...well, it was summertime and we would sit ourside in the patio area and I told him that was silly, they begged everyone for crumbs, but you know what? We are now sitting inside and no matter where we sit they find him and come line up outside the window waiting for him to come out!
Next time you say "That's for the birds" you may just be handing out a compliment.

11 comments:

Granny Annie said...

What a welcoming spot you provide the birdies.

Nancy said...

I enjoyed this post. Your yard is very welcoming to our feathered friends. ;o)

Chatty Crone said...

I've been out of town just getting back - I can tell you - your weather looks a lot better than ours!

I love the birds. I love to just sit and watch them -

Sandie

Lady Di Tn said...

The birds have a good place to come with all those goodies. I really like that first birdhouse photo. Would you be willing to let me copy it for my paint file? I love bird watching. Peace

Changes in the wind said...

Lady Di Tn, you are more than welcome to copy the picture...thanks for asking:)

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks. After I get the Geisha I am painting finished, I plan to try this one. Peace

Farmchick said...

Such a wonderful habitat for the birds. I have a couple of birdfeeders and love to watch them.

Josie Ray said...

I love your bird haven. Birds are one of the things that make life worth living...so beautiful, and fascinating to watch.

Thank you for your visits to my blog. You are most welcome there, and your comments are, of course, a pleasure.

Josie Ray said...

p.s. I Love your Strings blog, too. Some really thoughtful and original ideas there...

Changes in the wind said...

Jose Ray, You don't know how needed your comment on strings was....Because of the lack of comments I am not sure if it is even being read. I guess I should put a meter on it to at least show the traffic if any. Thanks for you comments to each of you:)

JeanMac said...

I love continuity and you have it! Great bird paradise.