Earlier in January, when my Mom was visiting, we made pine cone bird feeders. We smeared peanut butter into the crevices of pine cones and then poured birdseed over the cones.
And then we hung the new feeders from the trees in our backyard.
I'm happy to announce that the birds have found our feeders! Whenever Kylie sees a bird eating the birdseed, she lets out the most delightful squeal and then runs to consult the bird guide she got for Christmas. She dutifully looks at every page until she finds the bird she saw.
After she finds it, she copies the name of the bird into her journal along with the date she saw it. So far she has seen Northern Cardinals, a White-Eyed Vireo, and a Northern Mockingbird at her feeders. She has also seen Canadian Geese and Mallard Ducks flying overhead.
I love her enthusiasm for the birds and her scientific approach to recording them.