Sometimes as birdwatchers, we find that the tables turn and we are actually being watched by the birds instead!
Peep is a male American goldfinch who especially likes people watching.
He shows up at our windows, sometimes knocking on the glass with his beak. Then he just stares at us, making me feel guilty about not keeping the windows cleaner.
After a minute, he moves on to a different window and stares some more. If he weren’t so cute and yellow, he might come across as creepy!
Eventually, Peep gets hungry and joins his darling little wife at the feeder. They make such a cute couple all dressed in bright yellow feathers.
Oh, and if you want to share the love of birdwatching with a small person or two in your life, check out this great list of 10 picture books about birds over at House Full of Bookworms. I found many of these are available at our library and will be perfect for summer reading.
Happy reading, happy summer and happy birdwatching!