Monday, October 6, 2008

Wildlife

Hey Pups,




Did I ever tell you we have a GREAT view out the dining room window. Our land borders against a farm field (this year there is soy in it). There are lots of trees out back: two spruce, a maple, a dogwood (my favorite), a pin oak. The pin oak is huge. It's at least 6 feet in diameter at the base and is probably 200 feet tall. That means literally 100s of pounds (no exaggeration) of acorns every year and lots of squirrels. The dining room window is in the corner of an 'L' made by the house and the attached shed. On the wall of the shed right outside the dining room window, there are several bird houses. A few were here when we moved in. Mom bought a cow-head bird feeder and Dad got a few at one of those warehouse craft stores which he painted. Lots of little sparrows outside the window to look at too. We also get blue jays and cardinals from time to time.



Earlier this year, the bipeds took a trip to Washington DC. While there, they visited the National Zoo. The zoo had exhibitors from bird groups and was doing special activities to help educate their biped visitors about birds. One of the activies was to build a bird house with a National Park Service employee.


Here's Dad and the little biped working on their birdhouse.

After they got home, the birdhouse got painted and buried with other items which seem to have collected and multiplied in the garage (seems to happen every summer - must have something to do with warm weather). Saturday night, Mom and Dad spent several hours cleaning the garage. The bird house was re-discovered. So, on Sunday morning, Dad and the little biped hung it up outside. Dad told her about it before breakfast and she was so excited to do it, that she ended up going out in her pajamas.

Checking out one of the spruces to see if it should be hung on this tree


The little biped decided it should be on the maple


After taking pictures of the new birdhouse being hung, Mom snapped the picture of the squirrel. She thought everydog might find this more interesting.


I hope you like our birds and squirrels as much as we do. I just keep wondering when I'll get to catch some and if either sparrow or squirrel tastes like chicken.

Hey - don't forget... VOTE for MaPaw. Click the links on the left.

Kisses, Sky-boy


13 woo woos:

Simba said...

Hope you had a good weekend. Its been wet and windy here all weekend.

Simba x

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I khan verify that woo have a furry nice view!

Mom's old house had a field with soybeans and/or khorn in it - she said there were always lots of khool things to see out there!!

OH YES, SKHWIRRELS!!! Furry FURRY interesting!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Cyber-sibes Star and Jack said...

Your post is making Star miss her old home in Ohio- she & Sherman lived on 3 acres next to a farm field too. And they had tons of trees, and birdhouses everywhere...
Wooos, a squirrel!!!!! We rarely see those where we live now, but Star tells me that they DO taste like chicken only better.

Woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

YES Sky! That was what we were looking for. You are so smart! Hey, we really like that birdhouse the little biped helped to make :)
Hugs,
Sitka

Murphey said...

We'd never stop barking if we had that many squirrels around!

Cool birdhouse, what a fun thing to do.

Murph

River said...

Nice birdhouse--we like the squirrels though. Do you ever get to run wild through the field?

love & wags,
River

Kodak the Eskie said...

That's a great birdhouse. Good work. I love to chase and watch squirrels. There are so many out right now, I wonder what's up with that?

Hugs, Kodak

Pippa said...

If squirrels are like cats I could be interested.

Plus we have tried to click the mapaw thing but failed - stupid mistress. But do we have to be in America for it to work? Is that the problem?

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Yum!! Squirrel or bird. I'll take either one.

I agree, the little bi-ped made a great choice in the maple.

Princess Eva

Thor and Marco Polo and 3 Kats said...

WOO WOO Sky-boy

What a great view you have ! Too bad you can't open the window and just get outside to visit the birds and squirrels close up!!!

Hugs
Thor and Marco Polo

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Great birdhouse & you gots a very nice back yard wif a wonderful view!

-da boys, Cosmos & Juneau-

The Daily Echo said...

That's a fine looking birdhouse. We have a feeder in our backyard (for our viewing pleasure except silly Mom put it on the opposite side of the fence so I can't stalk any of the birds) and I love to eat the seeds that fall. They're yummy!
ECHO

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Yum, squirrel!

Steve