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.
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.
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.
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