The benefits for attracting backyard birds around our homes are four-fold:
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;
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?
Aug 15, 17 04:51 PM
Long Island, New York, August, blue-bird sized, brown-grey body, white head, white beak.
Aug 14, 17 03:25 PM
In 27 summers here in Southern Worcester County Massachusetts, I have never seen a bird like this. There were two of them in a crabapple outside my kitchen
Aug 11, 17 12:17 PM
Same bird as posted few years ago under Birds at Feeder: Blue Tail and Wings, Sharp Head Yet to be identified. Certainly not a blue bird.