Wednesday, January 03, 2007
This time of year with the winds blowing wildly the bird population in my neighborhood is buffeting about while flying around taking care of various daily duties and flocking together. I’ve written about these birds before, mentioning the Blue Jays who ferret out where the Crows have hidden food and sneak off with it for themselves and the one Jay who is physically impaired but has managed to earn enough respect from fellow birds that when it swoops down to snag a well placed peanut or two the other birds step aside and allow it to take as much as it wants.
Well, they are still operating much
to my viewing pleasure and the other day I got a call from a gentleman who
lives high on the side of a forested hill south of Yachats near
While I laughed at the thought of
the humming birds regularly visiting a 24 hour store, I was also aware that it is
the fifth Annual National Bird Day on January 5th and of the message
offered by the Animal Protection Institute and Avian Welfare Coalition. They
are calling on activists around the
The song “White Bird” by the band “It’s a Beautiful Day” epitomizes the plight of pet birds. It tells of a caged birds’ life or death desire to fly and be free.
While many birds here are fortunately protected by American laws and can use their natural intellect like the humming birds to sweeten life and mention it to other birds when they flock, birds from other countries being marketed here don’t have it so good. Like the bird in the song they don’t have natural lives.
I’m sure many birds would agree with, and encourage you to check out www.natioalbirdday.org/ . It’s a very informative site and if you enjoy birds you’ll enjoy it. Happy Bird Watching!!
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