Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bird Dog observing....

While out on one of my bird watching trips I observed a robin with something in his mouth....
When I asked Beth about it she said the bird was building a nest to lay eggs in....meaning having little birdies.  She said they use lots of different things to make their nest.  I always wondered why in the spring Beth puts the lint from the dryer out in our backyard.  She told me today that they use that too!  She also said that if I see a nest to LEAVE IT ALONE!  We would not want to hurt any of the baby birdies!  So JUST LOOK -- DO NOT TOUCH!

Mr. Robin found a bunch for his nest....

This funny little chickadee flew on our deck and went in the outside kitty bed (Beth put a bed out on the deck for the wild kitties that come over to eat and sometimes sleep....isn't she nice?) and anyway, it took some kitty fur....funny little birdie!

Here is a birdie that already has a nest built and no doubt has eggs in it already. 
The bird is an osprey.  They are soooo cool!  I will write about them again this year in the
Bird Dog Reporting Show. 

The nest is on top of a telephone pole.

And just because they are the coolest birdie around, except for the eagle I thought I would show you what one looks like OUT of the nest....

(I got this picture from the internet--but Beth took the others!)

So that's all I have to tell you today! 

Birds make nests to have little birds!  I learn something new everyday!

Later -- Remington -- observing birdies -- out!


Martha and Bailey said...

Remington, you are such a good learner! We like to watch birds too but have never observed the fine detail like you.
Thank you for bringing us all that information.
Martha & Bailey xx

3 doxies said...

You know, our vets wife takes da fur from her doggie after he's been furminated and throws it in da trees fur da birdies. Those are some great pics from Beth. I didn't realize that birdie had such a ginormous wing span.

Maggie Mae said...

That osprey looks very big. I don't think we have one of them in our back yard but we do have cardinals, robins and blue birds. Thanks for sharing all of the nice pictures of the birdies.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Madi and Mom said...

Great shots and observations!!! You and Beth make a good team,
Madi and Mom

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

And some birdies make nests out of wooden boxes with rokhks on the bottoms!

PeeEssWoo: Thanks fur sharing your bird sightings! I will be looking furward to your MN State Bird shots too!

Gloria said...

Awesome work Rem! As you know, I LOVE birdies! I use to throw out my boys hair, after I cut it, for all the birds!1 Recycle, recycle!!!

Ms. ~K said...

I love the photo of the Robin...looks like he has a big bushy moustache!
We have lots of birdie nests too...even a hummingbird nest!

Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Very good pictures Remington!! We love bird nests and the birds that build it are amazing to mom. They seem to be very smart! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Lucy the Cat said...

Hi Remington, I love your bird dog outfit. That is so cute that the birdies even use cat fur for their nests. Mama just threw aways a ton fur she combed off of me. Next time, we'll put it outside. Beth got some great shots of those birds!

Anonymous said...

I'll be perfectly honest... I can't get into the bird watching thing cause I'm still thinking about your daily banana split. Life is so unfair.

Jacqueline said...

Cool post Rem...Those cute bird photos and bird nests are awesome; we love watching birds everyday and are impressed with their nest making skills!...We hope you have a fun Sunday...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Jazzi said...

WOW Remington,
I knew that birds make nest cuz we have them here too but who knew on top of the telephone pole!!! Seriously, what if it were to blow right off??


animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Remington and Beth,
Love loved your bird post!!! I do love and feed the birds just like most animal people do!!!!!!!
My coons are coming in the day time now.
Tom and I have worked on the garden today.
We cut hair today and the hair is left for the birds. Tom cut mine and he shaved his and I shaved his neck.I started cutting his hair 28 years ago and did right up to the time he started shaving it. Tom started cutting mine in 92. We do for eachother!!!
XXOO, Fern

Cat said...

Hey Remsters, we love all the birdie pictures!! You look especially cool in that hat...we just had to tell you. Is that your bird-watching hat? We like those osprey...we think we've seen a few flying around our place, but mostly we have seen other birds. We will try to share some of them with you like you did yours with us...that was soo nice of you! You are the best, Rem!! We love you!! Purrs, Lautrec and Tiny

JD and Max said...

Hiya Remington! We've seen you crop up on a few of our friend's blogs so we thought we'd swing by to say 'hi'!

Wowzers - those sure are some amazing photos that Beth took, our FH is very impressed. We admit we like to chase the birdies, but we like to chase anything that moves. If the Thing That Moves stops moving it freaks us out and we run away so we've actually caught or harmed anything, we're simply wanting to play chase with it! You're a good boy for just looking at the birdies.

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

JD and Max said...

Whoops! We meant to say we've NEVER caught or harmed anything in that last comment!!! Goodness, talk about missing out the MAIN word!! We don't want you to think we're ruthless, unfriendly pups on our very first visit to you!!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Lots of great info again, Rem. Thanks!



Hi Rem,

Now that your mommy has told you about the birds, is she going to tell you about the bees too!

Our mommy says she's going to tell me and Riley about them one of these days. That sounds like a fun story!

I likes you a lot!

YSLP, Star and Riley.

The Army of Four said...

Ospreys are one of our mom's favorite birdies!!!
Great post, Remington! We've seen bird nests lined with our Sibe fluff - isn't that cool!?!?
Your mom is VERY nice to leave a bed out for kit-cats. Please give her a lick on the nose for me for doing that, OK?
Play bows,

Maggie and Mitch said...

There was a Chickadee trying to get inside our dryer vent a couple of days ago. Obviously she needed lint for her nest!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

Pretty birdies. Great observing!

Sam said...

Those are some really neat bird pictures, Remington. We leave the horses hair out so the birds here can use it for nests. I've never thought of using the dryer lint.


Frankie Furter said...

Hey Remington, your birdie watching outfit is grrrreat!! I have seen osprey and their nests. I agree that they are REALLY cool.
My mom puts our dryer fuzz out too... PLUS... all for my furs that she rips out of me. The birdies love my FURS.

Life With Dogs said...

You are an exemplary bird dog - what powers of observation. :)

JackDaddy said...

You just make me happy!!!

That's all I got to say.

Teddy Bear said...

Those are great pictures! It's so cool to see all those birdies hard at work. Thanks for sharing that with us.:)

Teddy Bear

Mr Koda MD said...

So.... tell me again why you spend your time with SpongeBob?


Sagira said...

Birds can be so pretty...but messy little things. We have one living in our gutter! GRR

Anonymous said...

I don't really care for birds, but I am crazy about Remington the dog bird!!! I love the look