Thursday, April 28, 2011

This Post is for the Birds

I can’t ignore them [birds] any longer.

My inbox is full of bird links from readers…

Here is one from Polly showing a nest of robins hatching, growing, and fledging. Every mom will feel a tug at her heartstrings at the conclusion, guaranteed.

Here’s a link from Louise to a 24/7 live video feed of a nest of eagles, atop a tree at the fish hatchery in Decorah, Iowa. 

and bird news

The owners of the Fat Robin emailed to tell me that hummingbirds were spotted at their house on Monday. Its time to mix up a batch of hummingbird nectar and to put up my feeder. I had no luck last year, but I’m willing to try again.

and a birdday

The Google doodle on my homepage on Tuesday honored the 226th birthday of John James Audubon, naturalist, best known for his tome Birds of America, illustrated with images of over 700 different birds. Those of you who live in New Haven can view an edition of this book at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

and rare bird alerts

Steve Martin is funny, and brilliant, and a sensational banjo player. I know it’s only Thursday and I had warned you that the freebies would be fewer, but birds are the theme of the day… Steve has recently released a new album, Rare Bird Alert. You can download a free song from the album here

and a hint I’ve been saving for the perfect moment…

They say dryer lint makes good nesting material. Try putting some out near your bird feeder.

In conclusion, consider this…

“Imagine if birds were tickled by feathers…” – Steven Wright 

I wish I’d thought of that.


  1. And don't forget another sign of Spring: Wacky Woodcocks.

  2. Have missed you on the blog lately. Thanks for another great tip!