Lessons from Nature

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Backyard Birds, Birds, My Blog | 0 comments

Lessons from Nature

I think we can learn quite a bit from our co-inhabitants on earth.  Take this little Tufted Titmouse.  He’s just about the busiest little bird around.  He flies in to the feeder, grabs his share of the black oil sunflower seeds and quickly takes his place on a limb to get to his meal.  If you’ve ever taken the time to just watch one, you’ll see a little fella who “works hard for his money”…or his food.  I don’t know why they don’t have neck issues with all the lightening-speed cracking of that seed. Held firmly with his feet on the limb, he just beats it until it is just as he needs it.  They are spry little beings that God just HAD to have enjoyed designing.  I think they are cute as can be…most adorable little face.  In this photo, you can see it was just after a rain and to me it looks like he’s looking up at his Creator giving thanks for his daily manna. Not a bad habit to...

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Birds of a Feather…

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Backyard Birds, Birds, My Blog | 0 comments

Birds of a Feather…

We had a  chilly, windy day at the office with construction going on nearby.  We noticed the mother bird nervously encouraging her fledglings out of the nest…I think the noise spelled danger to her.  Towards the end of the day, we heard one little bird chirping over and over.  We saw him on top of a picnic table outside our building.   At the end of the day, a co-worker and I left noticing the lone bird was gone.  We were so concerned about the windy chill in the air.  As we walked to our cars we could hear that little chirp.  We quietly followed the chirp to the edge of our parking lot lined with trees and thick brush.  I told my co-worker, “We’ll never see it in all this!’ Then, the view absolutely took my breath a way!  We saw not just the lone bird but all five babies huddled together on a branch…the mother not too far away watching carefully.  I got our office camera quickly saying to myself over and over as I walked, “Please still be there, please still be there.”  There they were and I think this is my most treasured photo of all I have ever taken. I recall my mother’s words during my childhood, “Birds of a feather, stick together.”  They certainly...

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Acorn Woodpeckers

Posted by on Oct 30, 2011 in Backyard Birds, Birds, My Blog | 3 comments

Acorn Woodpeckers I just LOVE this short video of the Acorn Woodpecker and how they live.  The very social birds that they are, they provide quite an amusement to those who watch. Thanks to the Cornell Lab or Ornithology and Marie Read for this offering.  

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