Thursday, February 28, 2008

That Didn't Work

After complaining in my last post about having no men around to fix my birdfeeder, I decided to try to fix it myself today. The weather is nice, and it would be a nice small project for the afternoon, I thought.

So I got out all the stuff and cut rotten bottom off the bird feeder's post with the idea to attach new feet. But a couple cuts later, I decided it might not be worth the effort.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Bird Post

It has been a long time since I've made a bird post. I've hardly done any bird watching this winter. I blame that on the fact that my wooden birdfeeder broke, and I couldn't find any male in my family to fix it. I should just go fix it myself, huh?

Today Gary and I went for a stroll at Cedar Hill State park. The weather was lovely--warm, clear, and sunny--but I have no photos because I forgot both my camera and my binoculars.

I did observe some red-winged blackbirds in a marshy corner of the lake. They are one of those kids of birds where the male and female are so different from each other you think you're seeing two different species.

Have you noticed the Birdstack in the right hand column of my blog. This is a cool way to track the birds you've seen, created by a nice young man who works just down the hall from me. He's an LU grad too--some of you folks may know him.