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Birds of a Feather Flock Together - Try Cool Bird Watching
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I like the sound of birds chirping in the morning, evening and night; it's the sound of nature's music. Birds seem to be free of worry; they eat every day, without worrying about when and where they will eat. They are so sociable with other birds. Birds fly in the air traveling where they may. Flying from tree to tree; they have no particular home. A birds colors and feathers are a creation that is awesome to just sit back and adore; by bird watching.
To actually view a wild bird with rare beauty is a blessing that no one else may have seen with the natural eye. Bird-watching can become a hobby for; lovers, friends, father and son, or anyone who appreciates the gift that birds are to us. Birds can also be pets in our homes, in a bird cage. Wild birds can be viewed in our own back yards if we know how to attract them. There are a few ways to attract wild birds; one is by having bird seeds and water for them. There are thousands of different birds that are never seen, in our immediate environment. This is why many bird-watchers capture rare seen birds in zoomed pictures or binoculars.
I don't believe that God put birds here to be ignored, but to be acknowledged. I believe birds are here to teach us something; and I have seen birds of a feather flock together. But observe birds for yourself and see how they interact with the environment and each other; then maybe we will learn at least one thing from them. Take time out on a weekend and just walk around the Recreational Park in your area, and sprinkle maybe some bread crumbs on the ground; and watch the birds eventually come by to eat them; it will be entertaining for you.
Different types of birds are of economic importance. Some species, particularly songbirds and parrots, are popular as pets. Other uses include the harvesting of guano (droppings) for use as a fertilizer.
Different Types of Birds
Great Gray Owl - Found from Alaska, Canada, northern Rocky Mountains, northern Minnesota, northern Europe and Asia. Habitats include stunted forests along the edge of the Arctic tree line.
The Tundra Swan - used to be called the "Whistling Swan.” The former name referred to the sound made by the slow, powerful beating of their wings in flight. They fly in v-shaped formations and may achieve speeds up to 100 miles an hour.
Song Sparrow - Breeds from the mainland Alaska east to Newfoundland and south to California, North Dakota, and Carolinas. Spends winters from southern Canada throughout the U.S. to the Gulf Coast and Mexico. Habitats include forest edges, also found in undergrowth in gardens and city parks. The importance of social influences on behavioral development can be seen throughout the period of song learning in song sparrows. Singing Finches are generally excellent singers. Many kinds of finches are kept as cage birds.
Great Blue Hero - Breeds locally from Alaska, south-central Canada, and Nova Scotia south to Mexico and West Indies. Spends winters in far southern Alaska, central U.S., and southern New England. Habitats include lakes, ponds, and rivers.
The Violet-crowned Hummingbird bird; this hummingbird is commonly found in stands of sycamore and cottonwood trees along streams in desert canyons.
Blue Jay - Resident east of the Rockies, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Habitats include evergreen forests, farmlands, and suburbs.
American Flamingo - Distribution centered on the Caribbean with stragglers in Florida, Texas, northern South America, and Yucatan.
More Bird Names
Crimson-collared Grosbeak: Native of northeastern Mexico, sometimes wintering in the lower Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas; inhabits brushy woodlands.
Golden Eagle: Occurs worldwide. In North America, it breeds from Alaska eastward across the Canadian arctic to northern Labrador. It occurs south to Baja and northern Mexico; including the entire western U.S. Habitats include mountainous areas, canyons, shrub lands, and grasslands.
The turtledove is 11 inches long; African bird of the pigeon family. Its body is reddish brown, the head is blue-gray, and the tail is marked with a white tip. It is a ground feeder that eats very small amounts of seeds. It winters in northern Africa. The name turtledove is commonly applied to the others, including: collared doves, and ring-necked doves. The ringed turtledove, or ringdove, has feral New World populations in California and Florida. The laughing dove, and spotted dove. The use of the term turtle in this pigeon’s common name is derived from the sound of its call.
The male is a peacock, and the female is a peahen; both are peafowl. Two species of peafowl are the blue, or Indian, peacock of India and Sri Lanka. The Congo peacock was discovered in 1936 after a search that began in 1913 with the finding of a single feather.
Try not to be too busy; that you forget the simple things in life such as the beautiful birds that are here for us to enjoy.
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