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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


   You know how much I love the birdies...  But, I have no idea what kind this one is??  Anyone?  Anyone?

   She has made a nest in our backyard!  Look at the sweet little eggs...  She was not too happy about me looking at them, let me tell you!  I just had to have a tiny peek.:)  

   Oh, and I am gearing up for my next swap!  A Desert Island Swap!  What would you take with you if you had 24 hours alone on an island???


~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Looks like a Sandpiper to me-I'm not 100% sure though.

I do know they act like they are wounded to try to lure predators away from their nest-Like sometimes they act like their wings are broke-Pretty amazing really. Most people miss their eggs/nest because of how they match with their enviroment.
Very cool Lori!


Anonymous said...

Hmm, I don't know what kind of a bird is brave enough to lay her eggs in the backyard of someone with kids ;-) She's a pretty bird though. And what a fun swap Lori...very creative!

Jamie :)

Brenda Leyland said...

Don't know the species, but I can well imagine her dismay at you finding her treasures. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda Leyland said...

I'm assuming this is a deserted island with nothing on it?

Then I'd take an umbrella, lots of water, a comfy lounge chair, sunscreen, a picnic which includes yummy sandwiches, lots of fruit and other tasty treats, my journal and pens, Bible, a couple of books I want to read, swimming suit and towels, warmer clothes if it gets windy. And perhaps my paints brushes.

Angie said...

It looks like a quail to me..the eggs def look like quail. She sure is pretty whatever she is! We have a mama sparrow in one of our blue spruce and her 3 eggs just hatched today! So precious!

Hugs ~ Angie

p.s. the desert island swap sounds like fun!

Darlene said...

Oh I have no idea but that is so neat that you found her nest!!! The eggs look big!

Ruth Ann said...

Looks like a "Killdeer" to me. Here is a photo that I took of their nest that was in my sister's driveway!


Usually they will act wounded as if they have a broken leg to detract you from their nest.

Very cute little bird!

Polka Dot Moon said...

I agree with Jamie......a brave bird to lay her eggs/nest on the ground. She's so vulnerable and has no protection. You don't have Coyotes now do you. Poor little bunny was being chased by skinny ole coyote the other mornin'. He made it to safety though.

You have the best swap ideas! So clever are you!

maryboys said...

lori - i love these photos:) also - thanks for stopping by today. i intended to email a link to you (for the nancy drew swap) this evening...but you beat me to it! you are so on top of things - and already getting ready for another swap??? wow:)

Kim's Treasures said...

It's for sure a killdeer. We have lots of them around here.

Have a great night!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Thanks so much everyone for your answers! It is a killdeer! I did a bit of research and found out that they nest on the ground as the eggs looks similar to rocks... They do not make a traditional nest, but use pebbles. Doesn't sound too comfy to me.:( The baby birds start running as soon as their feathers dry. Can you imagine?? I do so hope that they make it. Denise- We do not have coyotes- thank goodness! Lori

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori
Thanks so much of sharing your killdeer with us and her sweet nest. I am amazed the nest is actually on the ground! I do hope you get pictures of the babies when they hatch out and share them with us.
We had a nest of baby robins in the ivy on our house. I enjoyed watching the parents busily feeding their young during the past few weeks. Then last week the parents stopped feeding them and sat nearby calling to them to come out of the nest. They went in with beaks full of food and came out with their beaks still full. They were trying to entice them out. I waited and watched and then it got dark. The following morning they had all gone. They must have left very early. I was so sad I missed them.
Can't wait for The Desert Island Swap. I would take my cross-stitching! I might actually get some done if there were no other distractions in my life.

Anonymous said...

I am thinking Sandpiper.. But I am not sure... Hmmm. And look at the treasure!!!

OOH another swap Sign me up for that please!! I do not watch the show but will catch it so I can see what I will need to do lol.

What I would take with me HMMM Of course my first choice would be my children only because they would make the deserted island so much happier... Um then of course food for them. If I cannot take them... then I would only want a couple notebooks and some pens so I could write them daily. I know corny but that is what I would do lol.

Anonymous said...

OOH I just read your comment now! What a name lol. That does not sound comfy at all!!

P.S. I have yet to look at Mary's Blog lol She sent me an email warning me already what she put up there and I am trying to be good and wait lol.

Sherri said...

Definitely a Killdeer. I think that is so neat she picked your backyard to lay her eggs! Can't wait to see the baby birdie pics!

Amy said...

I have no idea what kind of bird it is, but I hope you can get some pics of it's babies when they hatch. I got to watch a baby cardinal learn to fly the other day--awesome!
If I was stuck on a deserted island I'd need Peanut M&M's and some Coke Zero's.

April said...

I have absolutely no idea what kind of bird that is, Lori! What a little beauty...love those eggs!

Rambling Girl said...

No clue on this but I am loving the birdie stuff since seeing so many sharing stuff in blogland.

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

Wish I knew what kind of bird, I don't... But I sure do LOVE her beautiful eggs!

Elise said...

Cute bird!! I have no clue though.

Allyson said...

I don't know what kind of bird it is, but her eggs sure are beautiful.

I love the photo of your girls you have for your header. And I'd love to be enjoying one of those snowcones right about now!

Hope you are doing well!


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Jennifer said...

It is a Killdeer. They are so sweet and their call sounds like they are saying "killdeer, killdeer". Aren't those tiny eggs precious?


Kerri said...

It looks like a killdeer. Killdeers will run away from their nest and act like it is hurt when you get close to their eggs. They have a way of laying eggs in the worst spots.

Jerelene said...

I'm pretty sure it's a killdeer too! They like to lure you away from their nest and pretend to be injured. They are cute birds!! The fact that her nest is on the ground is also a sign that she's a killdeer. what sweet pictures!!
Love, Jerelene