Remember those birdfeeders you made when you were a child from pinecones and peanut butter? Atticus made one of those in December at the Emerson Waldorf Holiday Festival (they used cream cheese instead of peanut butter). When we got home, Luke had the great idea to hang it outside his window so he could see the birds while playing in his room. It worked wonderfully and we would often hear delighted whoops from him as a new bird came to feed. After replacing the seed twice, I decided to make things a little less messy and relocate our bird feeder to outside the window. Now many many birds visit every day. Here are the birds that have visited us so far (and that we have identified):
- Tufted Titmouse
- Carolina Chickadee
- Cardinal (male and female)
- Downy Woodpecker (male and female)
- Dark-Eyed Juno (identified 3/3/08)
We’ve got a bird book, but also use this great site to help identify birds: http://www.dpughphoto.com/birds.htm. I’ll keep updating this post as we identify more birds!