Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Changing station to bird-watching station

I've been wanting to set up a bird-watching station for Lucy ever since reading this post, but I didn't have the right spot. But when I dismantled the changing station we've had on our office window seat for the past year and a half, we suddenly had a perfect spot. As soon as we thought of it, we had to do it (excuse the horrible evening photos!). We made some pinecone birdfeeders and hung them in the bush right outside the window:

Come and get it, birds!

We gathered some bird books, and watched and waited for the birds to arrive.

They didn't come right away, so we contented ourselves with reading bird books. As Lucy looked at this book, she recognized something, and asked me to find it in this book:

Sure enough, two almost-identical pictures of a cedar waxwing.

And then, of course, we had to play around with the binoculars, just in case:

(Oh, and the hat? Andi made it; details here. Isn't it the cutest thing?)


Stephanie said...

One of my favorite things is a picture of Maddie at about this age with a HUGE bird book - it's like 16 inches by 12 inches in size, and like four hundred pages - an adult bird lover's book, so be sure.
She was perfectly comfortable totin' that thing around, and looking at it. :)
So I love this, is my point.

Meryl said...

It *is* the cutest thing! Especially with that cutie pie wearing it.

Annie said...

I love your window seat! Bird watching is a favourite around here too.

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Birds are perfect for children . . . and anyone!!!

Did you read how we made a bird haven on our deck right outside the kitchen? We love it!


happy day!

Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea, we have a spot that could work well for something like this. Honestly anything to keep things entertaining on days where we are cooped up is good in my book!