Monday, April 16, 2012

For the Birds

Yep.  Exactly.  It's our new bird feeder.  At first it seemed kinda lame to post about this but then I changed my mind.  I thought other moms might not realize, like I hadn't, what a great  gift this makes for your children.

I bought it for Easter and it was delivered by the Bunny on Easter morning along with a bag of bird food.  We filled it up and out we all went to find a perfect spot to hang it.  After the kids picked a spot we kept an eye out for birds.  

At first we didn't get any takers.  I think it was because of the 3 screaming kids trying to fly their new kites all at the same time but I could be wrong.  Maybe it was the menacing cat in the kitchen window.  Could have been the dog that barks nonstop.  But then a few hours later we spotted a bird on the little perch and then another and then the miracle of all miracles.  The children actually got up off the couch and looked at something other than the tv.

Since then we've had tons of feathered visitors.  The picture above is the feeder after only 6 days - more than half empty.  We've had robins, cardinals, and a few others we can't name yet but we are googling away.

These two have gorgeous red markings when they open up their wings and the ones below almost look like doves or maybe pigeons.

And by the way, it is not easy getting pictures of the darn birds.  Not as bad as getting pictures of the kids but still not easy.

This guy just couldn't wait for us to hang this back up in the tree.  

Anyways,  I just wanted to pass on that a bird feeder is an easy inexpensive gift for kids or people of all ages for that matter.  I was able to pick up the feeder and the bird seed at our local superstore for less than $25.  Not bad.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~
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