I said I’d update you about Crow Away and I try not to lie
This is a post about birds. I love birds. I have recently become a bit of a birder. (That’s a thing. Look it up). One of the ways I know this, is that I asked for, and then received a pair of binoculars for my birthday from Dan! And I don’t just use them for spying on weirdos that drive by on their boats doing calisthenics. I use them for honest to goodness, bird-watching!
The other way you know I’m serious is that I don’t just have one bird-spotting guide. I have two. And they’re different! So there’s that. I am a birder.
Another way you know this is that I participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count of 2017. On different days I would sit in my backyard for 20 minutes at a time with an app on my phone and record how many of what kinds of birds I saw!! One day I saw 71 birds!! In 20 minutes!!
The birds that we see around here are many and varied.
But one thing most of them have in common is a need for water. So I got a bird bath – the beautiful base was hand made (so he says) by a guy at the Kingscliff Markets not far from my house. You’ll see it feature in a number of pics. I have also tried to put out bird feeders, but so far seem only to be able to draw birds I don’t like (a.k.a. crows and magpies and seagulls). So the quest continues.
But since I’m talking about crows I’ll let you know that the Crow Away CD worked like a charm!! Within half day of playing it on repeat in the backyard, the crows were gone. About two months later, a handful came back, I played the CD a couple times and they were gone. It’s gone on like that – with a new group swinging by every few months, but as soon as I play the CD, they fly away!!
So that’s good news!
What’s that? You want to see some of the pics of some of the birds? Ok, I guess!
Thus concludes my post about birds. Or my first post about birds. I like them enough that there may come a second post one day.