I am a bird fanatic. I am fascinated watching them. Inevitably, each spring or early summer, I will end up with fledglings in my yard. Because we have a cat (as well as many of my neighbors), I usually end up rescuing them.
Last year, I had dh climb up and put a small, somewhat deep, box in the crook of some branches to place a baby robin in. The neighbors across the street had pruned a plum tree, knocking down it's nest. I didn't know if the mother would come over and find it in my yard or not, but she did!
I watched her bring it food several times a day (right outside my bedroom window). Two summers ago, I raised a baby Common Grackle to adulthood. Most people consider Grackles to be a pest bird, but they have the most delightful personalities! Our entire family got so much fun and laughter out of that summer with Dillybird. I always name the baby birds I raise.
I keep a birdbook handy, and write down the date when I spot a new species in my yard. Last year, my ds built a couple of birdhouses for me, and hung them. My dh is such
a neatnik. He insists on picking up the dog hair after brushing our Chow. I keep telling him what great nesting material it would make for the little birds. :rollseyes: