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.

Robins galore!

It is the first day of April and this is no fool’s joke. My backyard and the pasture are quite littered with robins. They are passing through our neighborhood to parts known only to them. Several will stay to take up residence in ideal robin nesting locations. The group is comprised mostly of males with several females along for the journey. The ground is barren devoid of last winter’s snow and an ideal hunting ground for worms and a variety of bugs. When they discover my garden bed covered with mounds of last fall’s leaves, there are at least thirty of them who delight in turning over the leaf litter with their beaks to uncover hidden morsels that found seclusion and security during the winter months underneath. Tomorrow or the next day, they will be gone and we wish them safe travels along the way.

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