Dooryard Stories by Clara Dillingham Person
Around the dooryard nest all sorts of birds, including flickers, robins, sparrows, wrens, swifts, and blackbirds. These stories convey some of the drama that arises in the garden as birds go about the business of building nests and raising young. The author's cat Silvertip figures in a number of the narratives as do a number of other mammals and insects. Invites children to "see how many tiny neighbors you have around you, and how much you can learn about them." Suitable for ages 5 and up.