And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Birds at Barefoot Manor

So far, I have spotted

Black~Capped Chickadees (a pair)
Cardinals (a pair)
Blue Jay

Not an impressive list, I know. Still, considering the absolute lack of bird life when we first moved in this is a VAST improvement. I will just continue to plant things that attract birds, put out my feeders, and work on my plans for a bird bath.

Eventually, this will be a birdie haven.


Deb said...

Congratulations! Before too long you'll have nuthatches, goldfinches, woodpeckers, and so much more.

By the way, in your last post you got me curious: which town in your area was not hit too hard by the development craze? The big C is sprawling all over, I imagine P is too, NB the same. Just give me the first letter if you want to keep your location private. :)

Lisa said...

Here is my list of birds I see at home: red birds, blue birds, black birds, yellow birds...and buzzards! Those I know!

As for your last post, I suspect that we are on the same page on this one! Having just helped a daughter write her thesis on the WW2 era, I see many similarities between these current times and the lead up to the Depression of 1929 and the post-WW2 recovery.


barefoot gardener said...

Deb~ I actually moved to P, and it has very little new construction in that I mean the last 10~15 yrs. Of course, I haven't explored the North portion of town much yet, and there may be more up there, but overall it has kept the small town look and feel.

Lisa~ I would sound just like that if I wasn't afraid of being laughed right out of my family. Dad being the woodsman that he is, he would most likely die of mortification if I couldn't identify at least the most common birds in the area.

As for the other....I really do think that history repeats itself.

RuthieJ said...

Birdie haven......plant it and they will come! Good for you and your birdies, Barefoot!
Do you want me to save you some wildflower seeds from my backyard?

barefoot gardener said...

Ruthie~ Thanks so much for the offer! If you have seeds for flowers that can handle almost total "light" shade all day, I would be delighted. We don't get much sun at all in my yard, so I am busy doing a lot of research to find what birds like that grows in shade. I wish the funds were there to remove a couple of trees, but....well, maybe in a couple years.