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.
Faced with humans cutting trees that send nests crashing to the ground, or the force of Mother Nature blowing their homes down.
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.
From the mockingbird that choruses all night long,
To the robins who begin their melodies at dawn.
From the thrashers teaching their young to hunt for prey,
To the cardinals deciding it's time to push their babies away.
Birds leave an indelible mark on your heart.
Every time they feed a beak full of food to their babies, who rapidly grow up and quickly depart.
When wild birds warm up to you and become feathered friends,
An unusual bond and treasured trust begins.
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