When we bought our house last year, our family and friends were very happy for us. We knew people like to give new homeowners “stuff” to fill their new homes. However, the move was still fresh in our minds when we had our housewarming party so we politely requested every body who came to the party not to bring anything for the house. We had accumulated tons of stuff that even though we were moving to a bigger space, we don’t have anymore room for a second toaster or another wok. Majority of our family and friends heeded our requests. One friend sidestepped our “rule” by giving us a bird feeder and a bag of bird seed; not for the house she said but for the backyard. And I am so glad that she did.
Who would have thought that a simple bird feeder would be such a perfect housewarming gift? Not I. I wouldn’t even pencil it on my top 10 housewarming gifts. But the moments of enjoyment we get from watching all the birds come and visit us three times a day are priceless. I have regulars like this pink breasted bird. Please help me identify. I am starting to enjoy bird watching without leaving my sink to wash dishes. What a lovely, thoughtful present.
For a change, I am not pulling something from the archives. My thoughtful husband snapped these two shots for me while I ran some errands with my mom after church today. Again, please help me identify this bird. Thanks.
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