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Oh! the places you’ll go…. to a birdbook

Why not BookBirds? We have bookworms! Here is my take on a bookbird! Fun!

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These tiny little birds are nesting in books discarded from academic libraries. Learning in Adulthood published by Josse Bass and Bibliography of Bibliographies in American Literature – no wonder it was discarded!

The solid blue of one makes a sky like background for these little birdies, and the other cover is totally interesting.     VC & bird book 009

Living in a “cookie cutter” type neighborhood isn’t easy. Every home has the exact same mailbox. Ours got jazzed up a little by the embellishment I added under the box. Every spring a new bird family made their nest inside the paper box. It is depressing to clean that out and toss away the new nests so many times.
A brainstorm arrived – add a birdhouse! This little thing is definitely an inside decoration, but was residing in the attic and has a metal roof! Residing in the attic and looking pretty or hosting a family on the mailbox? The perfect plan. I drilled a more appropriate hole in the side of the house for access, and glued that lovely little house into place.

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Within the week, a new family moved in and made it home! The exterior is “weathering” but the birds are happy every year! Guess I’ll have to be on the lookout for a replacement.

It’s relaxing to just stop for a couple of minutes and listen.   Those birds are singing and they sound happy.  They’re happy in their trees or in my birdbook!

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