I have always loved watching birds, and I particularly remember a season of our homeschooling where we studied birds, and I was fascinated with how easy it is to identify literally dozens of varieties just in your own yard!
It gets even more fun when you head to a wetland park or other wild life refuge and spend time watching the birds and other animals there, and I can’t wait to take my kiddos out some day for those kinds of outings.
For now, Katie and Victoria are quite satisfied and excited by the little chickadees and other birds that come around our house.
We recently set up the Perky Pet Mountain Chapel Bird Feeder out on our deck and we suddenly have so many more birds to watch up close, right from our windows!
Of course, we were soon reminded that where birds come to eat, they also come and make messes. So we’ll be moving it out from the deck onto some kind of hanger soon, so we don’t have their lovely droppings all over our deck anymore, (yuck!)
Victoria (18-months) gets especially excited watching the “tweet-tweets” coming back and forth to our feeder. So far we’ve mostly just attracted the little birds, but I’m going to do some research into what kinds of feed best attracts different breeds to get some more variety.
It’s even been knocked down several times when we had some high winds recently. We finally brought it in for a few days because the weather was so bad, but I couldn’t believe the sturdy little thing survived through getting slammed to the ground multiple times with out busting apart or a single crack in the plastic!