When we lived in the city we had a Cardinal and his wife that lived in the magnolia tree. We enjoyed sitting at the breakfast table and watching them flit about.
Since we’ve moved to the country we don’t have the trees to house cardinals and I miss them. But we’ve learned to enjoy watching others: Scissor-tailed flycatchers, the Red-winged Blackbirds, Dicksissels…
And Killdeers. Lots and lots of Killdeers.
And a few days ago while out in the garden I saw this…
A few days later more eggs were added, and a few more.
The mama keeps a close vigil and when I went to thin the beets, she came at me.
She even put on her little distraction display, faking a broken wing.
I did what any serious gardener would do…
I left them alone.
We don’t need beets anyway.
What sorts of birds to you enjoy watching where you live?
We have a winner for the market bag giveaway from Green Circle Grove!
Marie will be shopping this summer in style!
A special thanks to Green Circle Grove for their generosity.
Be sure to check out their full line of handmade bags and soap in their Etsy store.
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