Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Conclave in the Tree

Since the move to Florida, we have not really gotten out much. We basically entertain ourselves by shopping, checking out playgrounds for Max, watching T.V. and walking through parks. A recent form of entertainment has been the Cardinals that have built a nest right outside our living room window. They have been there for about a month and have already hatched a few eggs.
I named them Bevilacqua and Kroll. Bevilacqua is the male bright red bird, which is the most visible in our backyard. We occasionally catch glimpses of Kroll, the female, gray colored bird. It has been fun watching them take turns feeding the baby birds and it was amazing that the babies grew and took off in about 10 days. 10 days from birth to empty nest. I figured down in Florida we would be seeing all kinds of exotic wildlife up close. But no, we watch Cardinals, which we could see up north.
We are old. We live in Florida AND we watch birds in our yard. I think I will price out AARP memberships.

6 comments:

Circus Kelli said...

Whoa. Dude. Didn't they tell you that would happen? :)

Nic said...

LOL, AARP membership. That's funny! So, have you succombed to the siren's lure of the black socks and sandals while wearing Burmuda shorts and a Hawaiian shirt, yet? Having to gum your food already?

Effie said...

What, you mean there aren't any gators in your backyard and snakes in the toilet? Still, watching the cardinal-life cycle must be cool!

the lawn whisperer said...

Yo, wake up. Instead of watching the birds, do some yard work. Get out there and overseed. Get out there and rake. Get out there and fix that lawn. There is no time for Birdwatching. It's the Lawn of the Month that we are after, not the Bird Watcher of the month.

Nic said...

Hey there "old dude", you've been tagged. Go to my blog and see what the fuss is about.

Anonymous said...

great names for the cardinals, gramps.