This has been a springtime of bird incidents. We posted on Easter Sunday of Anna holding her little birdie friend. We checked out a bird book from the library and found our friend to be a Chickadee as we compared our picture with the one in the book. Anna and I laughed as the book described them to be very friendly birds who will sometimes eat from your hand. We have had a bird or birds building nests in our grill. You wouldn't believe the smoke the first time the nest burned (no birds or eggs thank goodness) as we did not see it until it was too late. We now are checking carefully before lighting and have removed another nest and a partial nest. A Bluebird got stuck in the pipe of our basketball goal (thank goodness we heard in fluttering in there) so we had to lay the goal down until the poor thing finally came out. And finally a Brown Thrasher keeps building a nest among my recycle bags in the garage. Some days when Anna and I go out into the garage, we have to duck because our birdie friend flies out right over our heads. Anna has always loved birds and ducks. I love these pictures from our last house when she was so little! The boys had bought this big inflatable duckie pool for Anna and we filled it with their old beanie babies. She loved to climb in and play, one of her favorites being the Robin. Gotta love her expression when she saw the duck for the first time. She wasn't talking yet, but you can see the thoughts all over her face. "This is the biggest duck I have ever seen!" Since we are talking birds, I will post a simple poem that I really like and memorized as I so want to be a good listener. Sorry I do not know the author.
A Wise Old Bird Sat On an Oak
The More She Saw, The Less She Spoke
The Less She Spoke, The More She Heard
Lord, Make Me Like That Wise Old Bird