Just wanted to welcome anyone over here from the now closed board

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
Just wanted to welcome anyone over here from the now closed board
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Mon, 02-14-2011 - 6:04pm

Wildlife Watching...

Laura has been very kind in getting a folder set up for us and I hope you repay the favor by posting away madly about all the wildlife you are seeing (or not seeing as the case may be)...

We are in a thaw and all the seed DH put out for birds is now being minded by squirrels. At least, that seed that isn't buried under a pile of icicles which dropped from our roof yesterday. Much to the delight of our cats who consider squirrels just outside their window the ultimate in HD Cat-TV!

Nothing unusual otherwise --- but during the worst of the cold, the resident robins who seem to subsist on crabapples in winter were joined by cedar waxwings. I looked out my bedroom window and there they were: RIGHT in front of me. I've heard them often, and seen them at a distance, but never seen them up close and personal before. But what I want to know is WHY are these birds migrating so early?

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001

Welcome to the Board Carol...we're so happy to have a place for the former Wildlife Watching members to come and talk about their passion for wildlife.

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001

In our house, the best wildlife watchers are our three indoor-only cats. They sit by the kitchen windows and their teeth chatter as teh resident squirrels (we have at least five now) sit on the window sill and taunt them! For some reason, the numerous chipmunks and the large number of birds seem to escape our cats' notice but those squirrels... that is a whole other story!