Birds of a Feather Eat Together

Just like birds, we gather most often with those of like kind.

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

I looked out our kitchen window one morning last week to see (it seemed) a hundred robins flying all around our yard between the house and barn.  They were landing, pecking, nibbling, and playing with one another.  Joyfully, excitedly, and almost frantically.  A sure sign of spring springing, right?

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

It was fun to watch their lively action, flitting around from here to there.  God made such beautiful creatures for His glory!

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

I wondered what drew them there, all together in one area.  It was as if someone shouted from a megaphone, “This is a good spot!  Come on over!”

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

We know birds flock together, so surely they eat together, too.  That leads to…today’s inspiration.

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

I love watching birds.  Do you?

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

I paired most birds together – those that are a pair, anyway.

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

This is the time of year when they start nesting all around our porches…on top of columns, on ceiling fans, inside anywhere they deem as safe.

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

And the mess they make can be incredible!

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

A little mess is worth seeing mama birds nesting, feeding their young, and finally, baby birds learning to fly.

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

Last fall during our drought, we had trees peeling their bark all over the ground around their trunks.  I collected as many large sections as possible, saving it for future tables such as this.

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

There’s nothing better than natural (and free) decorations!

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

Things will soon be green.

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

Aren’t we all ready for that?

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

Meanwhile, we wait for night-time temps to stay above freezing.

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

Are holding herbs inside before planting?  Rosemary and lavender await.

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

And primrose, too, from last week’s shamrocks table ushering in spring.  Our crazy weather bounces up and down.  Does yours?

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

Sunflower plates bring warmer days to mind.

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

They contain the different colors of the bird plate and the tiniest rim of blue for accent.

Birds of a Feather Tablescape

Do you have birds gathering at your house?  Any nests in unexpected places?

Blessings~

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Comments

  1. says

    This is cute Kim! Love how you paired the birds for the centerpiece. The dishes are cute. I know the birds are migrating north because of the warmth down south so I guess you are witnessing the Robin’s migration! You must have some good worms in the ground there! We’ve seen crows all of a sudden recently. That seems to be an early sign of spring here. I always enjoy seeing the goldfinches when they arrive. The males are sporting their bright colors to attract the ladies!
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    • says

      Thank you, Liz. The dishes are from TJM three or so years ago. I had not thought of the northern migration. It makes complete sense, though, with our early spring weather. I’ll share on Instagram this morning a picture a friend sent us this morning on his way to school – a bald eagle out in the field by our house. It thrills me to know we have a couple in our area again this year. It’s fun to see all the males in their pretty colors. Enjoy your goldfinches, and Happy Tuesday! 🙂

  2. Roxanne says

    Aw, this may be one of my favorite tablescapes ever! Anything to do with birds gets my attention. Here in Upstate SC I can’t keep my finch feeder full. And a little Carolina wren keeps trying to make a nest in the wreath on my back door. My favorite are the hummingbirds which we start seeing around April 1. With the very warm winter, I may put my feeders out earlier this year though. Well done, Kim!

    • says

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Roxanne. It’s funny you mention hummingbirds. Early this morning, I dreamed I saw a humming on a bush outside (which isn’t green now that I whacked it off!). I filled my feeders quickly and imagined the usual flood of hummingbirds to the filled feeders. It’s early here, too, but it can’t hurt us to try it, right? Guess what I’m doing today! 🙂

  3. says

    Kim, as I walked through my foyer this morning, I noticed a bird had already built a nest on top of a column on my front porch…they do make a hideous mess. But, I do love to watch them. I love your table full of birds, the stripped bark, and love, love, love the bird plates!! Happy Tuesday!
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    • says

      Several people I saw at church last night (it’s JOY time again) mentioned birds building nests in wreaths, on columns, all the usual places. They didn’t know I’d written this post. It’s so fun to see spring coming alive with bird nests and everyone talking about their experiences! We’ve entered another exciting time of the year! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

    • says

      Thanks, Jenna. As you saw last week, I have very little blooming – mostly what I’ve purchased to plant. And then it turned cold! Now that it’s warm, do I dare trust that we won’t have a frost yet to come? Lucky you, having things blooming at your house so early! I need some daffodils! Happy Tuesday!

  4. Belinda Longwith says

    This reminded me of a pair of salt and pepper shakers that my mom had that were metal birds. You twisted their heads off to pour in the seasonings. I don’t know what happened to them though. Hmmm.

  5. Robin says

    Are there birds gathering at my house? ALWAYS…ME! HA!
    I did see a robin out back and have heard birds recently.

    I love this tablescape……my inside birdhouses will be going on the mantel VERY soon.
    We are supposed to get SNOW again.Friday and maybe Sunday. GGGGEEEEEEZZZ!

    We were warmer here today…only needed a sweatjacket.
    Make up your mind, weather!!!!

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