Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

June 18, 2009

We love Miley!

We truly love our newest summer resident. She is not only here working very hard on the movie that will positively affect our island’s economy for years to come, but she’s constantly out and about enjoying the island like the rest of our summer guests! There have been Miley sightings all over ( and let’s not forget how much we love Greg Kinnear as well who’s equally out and about enjoying Tybee.)

This is a picture taken and then posted on the internet of Miley playing very impromptu at Stingray’s Seafood restaurant right on Butler and 14th Street. Here in the words of Libby Green who wrote about what happened:

Miley apparently felt rather musical after dinner so she decided she wanted to sing and play guitar with a local artist named Jason Courtney.
Libby writes: “One of the few talents artist around, she played the guitar beautifully and sang even better. ( the song she wrote was in her pocket, she used it to remember the lyrics, pretty sure it was a ” getting over a break-up song”)”
No need to guess what that song was about!
But, how nice! What a treat for Tybee Island!
Most people are shelling out 80 bucks a seat to see Lil’ Miley belt a tune. We bet this intimate performance was much better!”

Thank you Miley! We hope you continue to enjoy our island paradise all summer!

My baby birds have a name- Green Herons!

I LOVE how so many of you are reading the blog! I heard from not one but two of our loyal readers who’ve told me my baby birds ( and mother and father) are Green Herons. Here is the info they shared with me. This picture is how a male looks. Here’s some info they shared:
“The female green heron lays three to six eggs in a nest made of sticks. Both the female and male make the nest. The male gathers the materials and the female constructs the nest. The nest is built in a tree, in a dense thicket, or occasionally, in the reeds or cattails in a marsh or in an orchard. The eggs take about three weeks to hatch and both parents incubate the eggs. The chicks are fed regurgitated food by both parents. When a parent comes to the nest, the chicks grab its bill to stimulate regurgitation. The chicks fledge in about three weeks but are hopping around the nest and snapping at insects when they are two weeks old. “
Our babies are making me very nervous! They are all three out of the nest and sitting on the tree limbs watching everything that is going on in the neighborhood. I wish they would stay in their nest until they are ready to fly! They are still too young to fly and if one of them were to fall out of that nest, not sure what I would do… I’m going to try and take some pictures to share.