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Old school twitter…

Old school twitter…

  • Lately I’ve become a bit of a birdwatcher. Does that seems strange for someone who is just 32 years old? When I think of birdwatching, I think of an old man. I don’t know why. Anyhow, the birds have been more active than usual. There are so many different voices outside. I enjoy listening to them and trying to figure out which bird is making which chirp. The robins are busy building a nest in one of our maple trees. I discovered it by watching one madly grabbing stuff out of our gutter- fallen leaves, and the like. At first, I thought he was just playing in the water. Then I watched him grab a bunch of leaves and fly over to the tree. There I saw another robin, working away. I must have spent an hour outside watching them.

    Last weekend, I spotted three orioles perched on the fence of my vegetable garden. In the three years that we’ve lived here, I have never seen an oriole. Bright yellow chests, very cool. From what I’ve read, it’s sort of a lucky thing to attract orioles to your yard here in Albany. Of course, I tried to take a picture and my efforts were unsuccessful. I’m not good at photographing birds- I’ve tried for three years to take a picture of a red cardinal without success.

    Birdwatching is a little quirky, right? ย When I spotted a robin in late February, I started wondering about bird migration. When I googled whether or not robins migrate south during northeast winters, there was a result that actually said, “get a life.” Ouch. Whatever, I find these things interesting. I will own it.

    So, yes, I am a birdwatcher. I do not have a twitter account, but maybe I just enjoy a different type of tweet.


    June 18th, 2011 | girl has thyme | 3 Comments |

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  • Michele 06.18.2011

    NO not at all. Our almost 5 year old loves watching the birds & SQUIRELLS. In fact… this will might make you like them a little… or give them a chance?? ๐Ÿ™‚ When the kids go to my parent’s house…. the big deal is to put peanuts on the deck and watch 2 to 5 squirrels come for a visit. Well… lately… my Mom’s potted flowers have been “Attacked.” We got my Dad a Squirrel feeder for Father’s Day… (peanuts sit in a jar… they have to work a little to get ’em.)… guess what… no more squirrels messing with the flowers. Just the peanuts from the jar. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s worth a try. Put it in the front yard or the farthest point in the back yard… away from your plants. It’s called deterring and some fun entertainment for the kids??


  • Michele,

    That does sound fun… for the kids. I just don’t like squirrels. They gross me out. I would never feed a squirrel. We have an abundance of big squirrels here in Albany- well, at least in my yard! I am afraid how many we would have if I started tempting them with peanuts!

    Thanks for the comment!


  • They are pretty much a RAT with a longer/thicker tail. eeewwwww!! ๐Ÿ˜‰


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