Let me just say, I have a Big Thing for Birds. Really big. So I knew that the former owners of my house, the two sisters, also loved birds the minute I set foot on the property. After all, there were these:
I had been told that the former owners at one time had a huge collection of concrete yard ornaments---birdbaths, deer, etc.---but it had been sold at an estate sale. I did manage to find one little concrete cardinal hidden in the bushes. And let me just say that I Also Love Concrete.
I found out that two of my new Taylor friends happened to shop at that estate sale, and have many of the items that were here at our house. On a recent visit, they gifted me with a large, worn, concrete cardinal that had been here. Reunited with the baby concrete bird I found, they look like they're been here in that spot forever. Ain't they sweet? :-) Yes, her beak needs a tiny dab of touch-up paint. I'll get to that. Soon. LOL.