12 July 2008

Housing Shortage

In springtime, I've watched birds check out every surface, every hole in the wall, looking for suitable places to build a nest...

16 comments:

tsduff said...

That dang housing shortage is world wide... and life wide. Nice to see you posting again. I love your wrought iron - high class bird housing :)

Archaeopteryx said...

See--your kid was right.

That's gorgeous. That bird is as content a beast as I've seen.

Anonymous said...

I'm JEALOUS! I want one of those nests inside my Castle with a birdie inside! BWARK!! BWARK!!!

King Jack

Anonymous said...

We have a terrible housing shortage here too, both on land and in the trees! Beautiful drawing Catnapping, I had to blink to realise it wasn't a photograph :)

betmo said...

i am going to bet i have a housing shortage because i must have 8,000 birds living in my trees :)

flying and flitting
hopping branch to branch along-
a bird's 'open house'

Mick said...

As lovely as this fine illustration is, 2 months to accomplish seems like a very long time. :)

catnapping said...

tsduff and mick: I know I haven't been around. I've had a few medical problems, but I'm feeling much better. I just have to take it easier. But I promise to be by this week. (probably today, actually.)

adorable bony bird dinosaur: Yep. She said my hands could never forget what a bird was shaped like. and then there's always stick figures. at first i couldn't even remember how to make a blade of grass!

jack: bwark.

anon: a couple of months ago i found a book at the library with blueprints for making proper bird houses...geared to the needs and wants of specific birds (especially the smaller ones who have been bullied by the starlings around here), but the instructions were too complicated for me. i would love to find a way to provide some proper housing for our smaller urban birds.

betmo: i envy you all your birds. i live in town these days, and there aren't even half the birds here that there were around my old place. but i do what i can to attract the ones that are here. lotsa peanuts and bread crumbs...and cut up portions of tossed away fat from the butcher (for the crows - they love me, that's for sure).

moreidlethoughts said...

Good to see you back, Cat. (Sorry you were unwell.)
I have moved to a new "house" at http://moreidlethoughts.wordpress.com/

Alex the Blogging Kat said...

Thanks u fir being nice hoomin and visitin' my bloggie thingie. OK?

O! I likez birdiez. They iz fun to play wiff. OK?

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I see my cat got here before I did. He does like birds. He chases them. To my knowledge, Alex has never caught one.

Borut said...

LOL.

Anonymous said...

'Proper housing' for the littlies would most likely be shrubs but a few hollow logs and hanging baskets might also help *tweet*

tsduff said...

I am always jealous when friends have birds nesting in their yards... I consider it an honor and a privilage when one deigns to find lodging in my acreage. I'm concerned about your health - hoping you are back to everything good now.

bookbabie said...

Sweet tweet. Glad you're feeling better:)

Aaron said...

Sorry to hear that you were sick, Cat'. Glad you're feeling better. And the whole avian housing shortage... my fault - sorry about that.

ValGalArt said...

charming :)