Linda and I have been avid birders for about 20 years and I wish we’d started way before that because birding adds a lot to all of your trips. And we have great bird habitat at our house. We’ve enjoyed seeing new birds from Texas to Italy, and the exotic birds we saw in Costa Rica were amazing.
This is one reason I really enjoyed the book, Two Birds In A Box, by KT Valliere-Denis Ouilette. This is a great story and it is a true story.
A family found two baby birds and the remains of their nest on the floor of their garage. They were sparrows and the family brought them into the house and spent a lot of time figuring out how to care for them and what to feed them.
Eventually, they noticed the two parents in the trees in back of their house so they began bringing the birds out and the parents would feed them. Eventually both babies, which they named Mischief and Blinky, grew up and flew out of their box to join their parents in the trees.
There’s a lot more to the story, but the book is just 59 pages long so you can easily read it in an evening. I really encourage you to read it to your children or grandchildren because the kids will not only enjoy it but they’ll learn something from it.
The author, Katie, lives in Skowhegan and is a dedicated member of her community. I eagerly await her next book called Friday Coon Capers.