I have to show off "my" birds. I bought a new bird feeder last week and the little birds wasted no time finding it. This picture was taken the very next day after I hung the new feeder. I love watching the yellow finches feed!
On a sad note: we had a lot of wind a few days ago and my little bird nest (basket and all) blew off the porch. I was cleaning in my flower beds when I noticed the basket in my azalea bush. I gulped and yelled "oh no!" My daughter ran to front door to see what was wrong and we discovered four little eggs lying scattered across the front steps. Three were obviously cracked, but one seemed to be intact. I gently placed it back inside the nest, hung it back on the door, and watched to see if the mama bird would come back. She actually did come back for a little bit, but has now abandoned the nest. I guess she knew that the egg was damaged. I feel guilty because I had actually moved the basket with the nest away from the door, a few feet away and rehung it, thinking I was doing an "okay" thing. I guess I made the nest more vulnerable to the wind when I did so. Sorry, mama bird... I will not touch your work next year!