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 white April?

Yesterday was April Fool’s Day, but it was today that we woke up to a white April.  Winter tried once again to hold its grip with a covering of snow as the blackbirds are returning en masse, red-wings, grackles and some rusties.  I can fully image their confusion this morning when they awoke to a white world.  Wild creatures being what they are, however, they accepted their situation and tried to make the best of it.  Fortunately the bird feeders here were fully stocked and it wasn’t long before the snow was black with birds intermingled with the juncos, chickadees and jays.  By noon, it had stopped snowing, the sun returned and the snow began a hesitant retreat.  A few fitful starts, but spring will not be denied and the birds surely know this.

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