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?
Jan 17, 18 09:40 AM
Seen in Lake Whitney State Park Texas. We have many hawks here, especially Red-tailed. Wasn't sure if this is a dark morph red-tail, Harris's or something
Jan 13, 18 11:30 AM
Small black bird with white stripes on face and long feathered tail which sings a beautiful song seen in Mumbai
Jan 11, 18 10:32 PM
Can you help me identify a bird I saw last week that I've not seen before? It was eating berries in a dogwood tree in North Central Washington state.