Are you fascinated by birds, their ability to escape the confines of earth with flight, their marvelous color patterns and not in the least, their song?

Have you complied a life list over the years? What are your favorites among those birds you have seen and heard?

Having watched and studied birds most of my life and compiled a substantial life list from various parts of the country and beyond, I have my favorites amongst the group and they are now prominently displayed on the wall in my great room as seen on the right.

It might even be fun to include your state bird in the center of that group. I am in the process of including all the state birds in my collection. Enter the gallery by clicking on any of the images or on the gallery link above, and see what you like.

A contest between two seasons

It seems as we slide into the month of April, we have a weather contest unfolding.  On any particular day, we might have sunlight, snow flurries, a cloudy sky and then a full blown snow storm covering the ground again with a blanket of snow.  The sun returns and spring seems to be gaining a hold.  As the cold returns,  the snow again blankets the fields until the sun wins the day again.  Each day has been a cornucopia of weather systems, never to last for long.  It is this  border between two seasons, winter and spring, that holds the wonder of things to come.  It is a challenge for the returning migrant bird population, but they seem to be up to the task.

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