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Bird Photos And Poem: When Wild Birds Become Feathered Friends

Welcoming birds into your yard is a labor of love and a lesson in humility. Agile and adaptable, I'm in awe of how they forge through life with amazing ability.


Baby thrashers first cranberry


Faced with humans cutting trees that send nests crashing to the ground, or the force of Mother Nature blowing their homes down.


Mother robin in her nest


Crows gobble up eggs as soon as they are laid.

Mom and dad fight to defend each clutch, but still a high price is paid.


Mockingbird posing between songs


From the mockingbird that choruses all night long,


Bouncer the robin patroling his turf


To the robins who begin their melodies at dawn.

From the thrashers teaching their young to hunt for prey,


Daddy thrasher teaching babies to hunt


To the cardinals deciding it's time to push their babies away.


Baby cardinal on food bowl Baby cardinal eating seeds


Birds leave an indelible mark on your heart.


Dad feeding baby thrasher


Every time they feed a beak full of food to their babies, who rapidly grow up and quickly depart.


Daddy cardinal posing


When wild birds warm up to you and become feathered friends,

An unusual bond and treasured trust begins.


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