Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Little Bird Talk

Hi, there! This is Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal. Amanda's been busy working hard in her flower beds and sewing on her little "sneak peek" she showed you a couple of weeks ago. She hasn't had much time to blog, so she asked us to stop in and say hello for her. We told her we would be happy to, and here we are!

Most of you know that Amanda lives in Kentucky. We cardinals are the state bird of Kentucky, just in case you didn't know. A couple of weeks ago we were flying around in the neighborhood looking for food. It's been raining here an awful lot, so you can imagine how happy we were when we flew by Amanda's house and saw this:

Amanda bought this finch feeder one day while shopping with her grand daughter, Alexis. She explained to Alexis that certain birds like certain kinds of birdseed. So they bought the feeder and the birdseed, came home, and set it up in front of Amanda's kitchen window under the Red Bud tree. She then told Alexis that a yellow finch would fly by, notice the feeder, go back and tell all of his friends, and soon they would gather to eat at the finch feeder. Sure enough, that's what happened.

I guess Amanda learned a lesson, too, because little did she know us cardinals like that stuff, too. Amanda's never been that much "into" birds. The past few years she has become a bird watcher, so she's learning.

Speaking of birds, Robin built her a two story nest.

You go girl! Just look at her sitting there on top of the trellis that Steve built that sits against the wall in their garden. She watches Amanda every day planting flowers, digging weeds, taking the dog for a walk, running Julia to guitar, soccer, softball practice, and drinking her coffee while sitting on her little couch enjoying a few minutes of quiet time.

It looks like this photo used to be Amanda's blog header. Hmmm.

And look here...another nest.

That bird must have been a little goofy. She built a nest in the middle of Amanda's climbing rose that grows over the entrance in her garden.

It's not the first time this has happened. Here's one from last year.

If you look real close you can see a baby bird with it's little head lifted. He was probably waiting for his mom to bring him a worm. Ewwww. Finch food is so much better. Oh well, Robins aren't known for being very smart, but they are good mothers. I guess you could say they're smarter than what humans think they are.

Oh, and by the way a little kitty told me all about her trip to Pittsburgh to Quilt Market. It looks like she and The Late Bloomer had a great time. I visited a Bunny today, too! And Amanda's favorite quilt shop to visit at quilt shows has some exciting news! Go visit them and tell them a little birdie sent you! Make that two little birdies!


  1. Great photos and wow you have an avairy over there!

  2. Lovely little bird photos. Your yard looks wonderful.Thanks for the shout out!

  3. Ahh, to watch the birds. And to catch them long enough to get a picture. Extra special. Your yard looks full of life and a place that all would love to wonder around in. The golden finches are a treat as well as the robin with the two story nest. That is the first time I have seen that.

    Very nice post.


  4. Why thank you for the updates little birdies! You certainly have a wonderful yard and lots of great food to eat - I think you'll probably stay around for a long time!

  5. I've just been catching up with you. The bird/nest pictures are so cute. Your yard is lovely.


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