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.

Election Day

November 4:  This was midterm election day and promised to result in a low turnout of voters as has been our history  in the past.  I normally head over to our local polling station in the town hall around lunch time. It was a clear, rather warm day and as I headed out the door, I looked up to the blue sky above and there circling low was an adult bald eagle, symbol of our nation and a beautiful reminder of our right and our privilege to make our voice known by selecting the candidate of our choice.