You are probably wondering where the ‘Bird of the day’ pictures went to. Well I have a bird to show you but I will warn you that it is gross. But I want you to see it so you can learn like I did. If you see a bird that looks like this, you need to immediately take your feeders down!
the kids suggested we put a bird house near the window in case she needed a peaceful place to rest. ‘A peaceful place to die,’ was what went through my head. It eventually flew away and didn’t enter the bird house. It was an isolated case I thought, it must have gotten attacked.
The next few days were just as disturbing. Many birds at my feeders were either missing eyes or had one eye matted shut. It wasn’t just the Gold Finch either, the House Finch were infected as well. I did a lot of research and it appears that the birds contracted Avian Pox, a highly
contagious disease. I learned the best thing to do was to clean feeders (one part bleach to 9 parts water) and to leave them down for a whole week. That gives the birds the opportunity to move on and to keep them away from each other like they are at the feeders.
Taking down my feeder’s dam near broke my heart! I felt awful that the birds were sick in the first place. I keep my feeders and feeding area very clean so I’m hoping it was nothing I did wrong. The worst part was the morning after the feeders were gone. The birds were all clinging to the window sill, looking for the feeders. They looked so sad to me. Even the
sick ones paid a visit to the window and I felt really bad for them because they were so sick. It just seemed so wrong to ignore a sick bird. But there really was nothing I could do to save them – except keep them away from each other. I couldn’t even make them comfortable. Couldn’t even sneak them some food.
After a few days they were all gone. Tomorrow I get to put my feeders back out again. I have 11 seed feeders and 6 suet feeders. I hope my feathered friends remember me. And I hope all the sick birds had a
peaceful place to die.
This was a huge lesson learned for me. I had never dealt with sick birds and didn’t have a clue of what to do until I did some research. But having bird feeders means you have to be responsible and you have to do what’s right no matter how hard it is. If you don’t, lots of birds can die in a short amount of time.
Over the weekend McKenzie celebrated her 11th birthday! My baby
girl is getting so grown up. I’d love to post a picture so you can see how
beautiful she is with her red, curly hair and freckles but I can’t. Most of you already know this but for those of you that don’t, we have a stalker! Yikes, I know that sucks. I can’t go into detail right now but we never post pictures of our kids for that reason.
This year Mac decided she wanted to have a spa party with her friends. I found a company online called ‘All Dolled Up Mobile Spa’ and we set the date. This company comes right to your home and they bring everything including the cake. Dressed in white robes, the girls got facials complete with cucumbers over their eyes, they got manicures, pedicures and
sparkly makeup applied. They did a fashion show and walked a runway with feather boas and sunglasses on. They sang, danced, ate cake and everyone had an amazing time.
And I didn’t have to do anything! They brought teen magazines for the girls to read, yummy snacks, they served pink lemonade in champagne glasses and they even brought the music which they played pretty
loud. It was a great time (except for the Justin Bieber music) and I would highly recommend an All Dolled Up Mobile Spa party for any little girl and I’m not being paid for this endorsement!
Check out this custom made cake!
Because he has been off of his right foot for so long, my hubby's left foot is now hurting. He can barely push the knee-scooter. So tomorrow we go back to the foot doctor, this time for the other foot. Should be
interesting. Hopefully it will be uneventful as far as falling or fainting goes. But I’ll keep you posted!