Backyard Birds Benefits

The benefits for attracting backyard birds around our homes are four-fold:

  1. Protection of the birds
  2. The resulting pleasure derived in helping and watching the birds. When you attract birds to your yard, you are able to study their temperament, character, emotions and thought process.
  3. Countless quantities of seeds of weeds, which would otherwise overrun our gardens, are eaten by birds.
  4. Birds are our benefactor, our preserver, for the simple reason that they alone are able to hold check the most powerful race on earth – the insects. Unchecked, insect tribes would control the earth.

Social Life of Birds

Backyard birds have a distinct social life. They build the most artistic and best equipped home. They entertain extensively and have many social gatherings. Their family life is exceptionally moral...though there are a few polygamists among them. Divorce is rare.

Birds have as many shades of character and disposition as there are types of people;

American Goldfinch
  • the gay
  • the sad
  • the reserved
  • the trustful
  • the shy
  • the frank
  • the deceitful
  • the honest
  • the dishonest
  • the gentle
  • the violent
  • the peaceful

The prevailing note however, is one of happiness and good cheer. As a rule only sick birds are mopish.

You will discover all professions among birds - from fishermen to street cleaners.

Woodpeckers are storekeepers, yellow-hammers are owners of wine cellars.

Birds maintain labor unions and military organizations. They work out a marvelously well-ordered existence. 

We cannot afford to overlook the aesthetic side of this question. 

How much of our pleasure and happiness do we owe the birds directly for their intensely busy lives, the neatness and beauty of their dress, the perpetual joy of their songs? 

Can you imagine a world without birds? 


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