Red on red or stop on stop is my latest I SPY. This fun one really caught my eye but also got me thinking. I wonder if birds have their own safety system in the sky. Do they have air traffic controllers? Who has the right of way? I don’t think they collide very often. I wonder how they manage that. Maybe we should ask.
Why not head on over to Mama Smiles and read my GUEST POST about a great summer vacation spot?! It is part of MaryAnne’s wonderful World Culture for Kids series! And while you are at it check out my recent INTERVIEW for Lillian’s fascinating Examining the Creative Mind series at It’s a Dome Life (if you haven’t already).
But before you go check out my latest I SPY which happens to be a special video edition!
The other day I drove behind a bird shadow for what seemed like a long time. In reality it was just a few seconds but because it was unusual it seemed longer. Do you think that bird was trying to lead me somewhere? Hmm…
These are Red-breasted Mergansers on a Cape Cod layover headed north for the summer. The ones with the black heads are the males. They were constantly diving below for fish! I was a little too far away for video so enjoy my slideshow set to Brokenhearted by Karim (trying not to put anyone to sleep)…
I see this nest when I drop my daughter off at school in the morning. I originally thought it was a crows nest because I first saw it in the fall and there were crows in it. Now I know after a year and a half of making my drop that it is actually an Osprey nest and the Osprey evict the loitering crows every spring. This grand spot is on top of an old school. The school I went to in fact. After years of being abandoned and neglected it is now under construction and being turned into apartments. A couple weeks ago I noticed the nest was gone after a new roof appeared. I was wondering what the Osprey would do and sure enough they rebuild! That is their spot after all.
Can you spot the House Sparrows hanging out on the nest? Are they groupies?
Welcome to the seventh installment of my egg themed series. I am more than halfway to my goal of a dozen egg posts! And since I am over the hump I thought it might be good time for a recap. My first egg post (when I conceive this whole silly notion) was an egg garland craft. My second was egg picture books, next an illustrated coll-egg-tion, then came egg shaped Easter basket gift ideas, also egg inspired design, and yesterday was crayon egg decorating. Wow! That’s a lot of egg posts! And now after all that eggy fun I thought it might be time to step back and learn a little bit about this so called egg. So let’s get crackin! Continue reading →
Today I am serving up some egg books! This is the second egg themed post in very ambitious egg series where my goal is a dozen (of course!) egg themed entries in time for Easter! So lets get right to business with some awesome egg books!
The snow had arrived and with it a sense of isolation set in. He longed for a companion, one to bring warmth to his heart. Then at the feeder he saw her. Her bright red beak, her rusty warm color and blush wing feathers, her shy tilt, her beauty beamed. Continue reading →