Tuesdays Treasures…Celebrating Birds

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Tuesdays Treasures…Celebrating Birds

Many of you already know that Larry and I have gone to the birds so how fitting that today is National Audubon Day. 


Why this day?  April 26 is the birthday of John James Audubon. His personal background is interesting however it is his artistry and attention to detail of birds that is his legacy. 


We have been fortunate to observe wetland birds in FL as well as backyard birds in our own backyard. 


When we returned to Houston, we began maintaining and monitoring bluebird boxes since their natural nesting habitat was diminishing thanks to growing development. 



There are so many advantages to encouraging birds in your own backyard…insect control, pollination, weed control, and your own personal enjoyment!


We have the Merlin Bird ID App (IOS and Android) on our phones. Not only does it make it easy to identify birds you see but you can also hear their calls and sounds. 


My favorite bird to listen to is the Northern Mockingbird which happens to be the state bird of Texas.


What’s in your backyard???


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Comments (29)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Kathy.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Apr 26, 2022 06:58 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

We have a blue macaw. They are so much work. I love the wild birds...they are so much easier...lol

Apr 26, 2022 07:40 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, you and Larry do love your birds, and know you have lots of different varieties to view.

Apr 26, 2022 07:45 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

What a cool app Kathy Streib , I can't wait to give it a try. Thank you for the post, I also enjoyed seeing the Heron (bottom left of your collage) as it is one of my favorites. 

Apr 26, 2022 08:18 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I am interested in that app you have mentioned Kathy about their sounds, and will have to tell Larry (my Larry yours already knows). He is constantly trying to imitate their songs! 

Apr 26, 2022 10:42 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I used to own some birds. I definitely appreciate having them as neighbors as well.

Apr 26, 2022 01:05 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Love the photos!

I don't know what birds we have, but I do enjoy them. It is always nice to see a colorful bird on the railing of the deck or a tree branch outside the window. We have a tall bush outside our bedroom window that I see birds coming in and out of on a regular basis. Plenty of chirping out there now as I write this.

Apr 26, 2022 02:01 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy this National Day is perfect for both you and Larry.

Apr 26, 2022 02:24 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Wayne Martin I'd imagine that pigeons would be a big problem, especially if you're walking under them. 

Buzz Mackintosh Guess what...we have a few Orioles that visit un on their journey north and south. We have oranges out for them. 

Apr 26, 2022 03:57 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Sham Reddy CRS Thank you!!! Hope all is well with you!


Nina Hollander, Broker with spring weather, I love waking up to the birds singing. 

Apr 26, 2022 03:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti I get it...the last thing you want to do is attract those larger animals. The biggest concern I have would be snakes.

Grant Schneider that would be a great thing for you to do with your grandson!!!

Apr 26, 2022 04:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Bill Salvatore - East Valley Hi and thank you for stopping by. 

Brian England I think it is!!  I sometimes stand outside and play my birdcalls to see if birds will come by. 

Apr 26, 2022 04:24 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Ed Silva we do!!!  I would love to have more nests but that's ok. They stop by for their buffet dinner. 

Thank you Roy Kelley it was in Northern VA that I saw my first bluebird. 

Apr 26, 2022 04:26 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Our friend had some kind of big bird and when we visited it would wake us up every morning with "What's going on????


Joan Cox we have so much fun learning about them. 

Apr 26, 2022 04:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Bob "RealMan" Timm we use that app all of the time!!! We love the herons as well. 

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 let me know if he likes it. It's a good app for bird ID and the sounds. 

Apr 26, 2022 04:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Rocky Dickerson I've had several parakeets but really enjoy my birds in the wild. 

Sharon Tara you may have a nest in those bushes!!!  Get Rick to chick it out!

Apr 26, 2022 05:12 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

You're right about that George Souto 

Apr 26, 2022 05:13 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


I haven't heard of that app - I need to check it out.

I didn't know the Northern Mockingbird was your state bird. They certainly are fun to listen to...we have one in our canyon that has been singing practically non-stop it seems. Thankfully it hasn't been singing all night as they sometimes do when looking for a mate.


Apr 26, 2022 08:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Happy Belated Audubon Day, Kathy.  I totally missed it.  I understand today is National Denim Day.

Apr 27, 2022 08:24 PM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Kathy,

Since I let the birds take care of the pest control, my dirt has gotten a lot better. It was just dead hard clay originally, but now you can actually easily plan things. A couple years ago, we had a nightingale in the summer and some years before that, a woodcock in the winter leaf litter.

Apr 29, 2022 06:59 AM