Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Love than You Thought Possible

I've met a lot of nice bird lovers online since I started blogging. I want to give you a link to the most interesting and unusual approach to wild birds that I've ever seen:

My husband and I have named the birds who regularly come to our feeder, often learning to recognize them from a handicap like a missing or deformed limb. One such friend is Chester, a house sparrow who has regularly come to our feeder over the past four years. There are others that we raised as orphaned babies, but we can no longer tell apart from the rest.

The Australian couple, Ron and Gitie House, who write go one step further and make the acquaintance of entire families of birds, and I thought you'd enjoy visiting their website. There are some gorgeous pictures and heart-warming stories there.

Read more about the beautiful birds in Australia and how this couple relates to them.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Humans: Birds' Most Unnatural Enemy

Our bird populations are declining rapidly worldwide! This article will raise your consciousness about bird conservation and let you know how you can help.

My research into wind turbines and how they are killing our birds made me start to think about all of the other ways we are interfering with the well-being of our birds.

The photo is a red-headed woodpecker. This gorgeous bird is on multiple states' threatened species lists.

Will a day come when we won't have the songs of birds to enjoy?

Find out more about how human activities are killing our birds<