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?
Nov 18, 17 12:21 AM
we are in central florida and see a small bird with a off white or cream colored chest that makes clicking sounds...have looked for hours and cant find
Nov 16, 17 11:53 AM
i tried to post this yesterday, but i guess it didn,t get through. i found this page while trying to id a bird ths ago. i saw it a few days ago. it
Nov 16, 17 11:51 AM
two or three weeks ago, i heard some contact calls that sounded a lot like bushtits, which visit my yard in flocks in the winter. when i looked up, high