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Monday, May 05, 2008

Blogger Phoebe's Birding Tip

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Hi there, Bloggger Phoebe here,

Usually I don't give birding advice, I leave that up to my owners, Lillian and Don Stokes, 'cuz they're the birding experts. However, here's a tip I can't pass up and best of all, it has to do with me. My owners comb me (then give me a cookie and tell me "good girl") and take my nice soft fur and put it in a suet cage holder. The little birdies just go nuts for my fur. Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatches, even American Goldfinches grab big mouthfulls and take them. They fly to their little birdie nests and line them with my fur, turning them into little perfect birdie nests, 'cuz, y' know, I'm perfect.

Until later,
Blogger Phoebe, "Woof"


hscott said...

I too have been brushing Lili and putting her fur out for our resident Chickadee couple. It has been a couple years since this nesting box has been used so we were pretty excited to see them moving in.

Lillian and Don Stokes said...

Good Luck with your Chickadee couple, it will be exciting to see them raise their babies in a nest from Lili's fur.

For those of you who do not own dogs, ask your friends who are dog owners, to save you some fur when they brush their pooches.

The Boisverts said...

What a great idea!!!!!

NCmountainwoman said...

Phoebe, we gladly give our Golden Retriever hair for the birds, too. It makes us feel pretty important to know that our hair (and we have a lot of it) lines so many bird nests around here.
Ellie and Lucy

mon@rch said...

Great idea in putting some of my cat fur out for the birdies! They will appreciate the comb! BTW: I love blogging Phoebe's screen saver!

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

There's probably no softer nest out there, Phoebe!