uncanny sort of place, a vast hall filled with shadows and unexplained refrigerator pins, mostly we'll remember it as a comfortable, messy, happy pink domicile where we worked hard, ate well and watched the McBonerito take his first steps. That house is also where I started to really get interested in birding, and a combination of black oil seed, thistle, suet and nectar kept our yard singing and chirping throughout the year. There was the occasional mishap, of course, and one very memorable near miss, and that host of flea-ridden miscreants to contend with, but the avian element was an overwhelmingly positive one.
Hackish amateur though I remain, I was able to identify 55 of the species that took up occupancy on the grounds or merely swooped in for a bite.
Birds sighted at McBone Outpost #1211:
American tree sparrow
Great blue heron
As for Outpost #1353? Considering we will only be feeding the hummingbirds, our new residence is working at a disadvantage.
But what the hell.
Birds sighted at McBone Outpost #1353:
It's a start.
*Indicates a villain bird