Do you know what this is?
A pie bird !
...Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
Have you seen the latest edition of Country Living Magazine?
Mine arrived in my mailbox today.
It has an article about pie birds. (And pie-elephants, and pie-fruit, etc)
These fun little ceramic vents are used when baking pastry to let steam escape
and prevent the filling from bubbling out all over your oven.
These three warblers usually perch in my kitchen window.
1.Yellow beaked blackbird.
2. Hand painted with blue flowers, by someone with initials C.C.
3. Brown drip bird.
Some day I hope to collect a few more.
I've got my eye on a cute little blue one over at the antique store.