Green Heron, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Celebrate Spring | May 2018

Celebrate Spring Like a Bird

Green Heron, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post: How Birds Celebrate Spring

Green Heron, Discarding an Egg Shell

Here’s How Birds Celebrate Spring

Clean House

Birds know the value of living in a clean nest. So this Green Heron is discarding an egg shell soon after its chick broke free.

You can declutter, too. First, ask yourself, “What things have you not used for years?” Or ask, “What do you own that you will never use?” Gather this clutter and either sell or donate it.

Then you’ll enjoy the serenity of extra space. And you’ll eliminate all those household gargoyles that haunt you. [ Can you hear them moaning, “Help me, Help Me,” when you walk by them? ]

Canada Goose, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post: How Birds Celebrate Spring

Canada Goose, Gosling

Go Outside

Soon after this gosling hatched, its parents took it for a walk. That’s important for geese. They need to begin finding food as soon as possible. And they’re safer near water.

You can also benefit from taking a walk.

Studies have shown that people who spend time outside are happier and healthier.

So go for a walk in a park, in a garden, or around the block.

House Finch, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post: How Birds Celebrate Spring

House Finch, Female, Feeding a Juvenile

Help a Friend

In this case, ask a friend to join you for a walk. Then you can both enjoy fresh air, exercise, and sunshine.

And while walking, you can talk. Since every relationship is actually a conversation, you can use this time to deepen your friendship.

Red-tailed Hawk, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post: How Birds Celebrate Spring

Red-tailed Hawk, Nestling

Be Mindful

This young hawk is already leaning how to pay attention.

So while you’re outside, listen to sounds. Watch for birds. Feel the earth under your feet.

All of this contributes to the joy of being in Nature.

Western Bluebird, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog post: How Birds Celebrate Spring

Western Bluebird, Juvenile

Say Hello

Smile at strangers. Greet them with a friendly nod.

And of course, say “Hello” to the birds.

Much success,

Steve Kaye

Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Here are two organizations that excel at doing this.

Please visit their web sites to learn about how they are making a difference.

✅ The Trust for Public Land

✅ American Bird Conservancy

Here’s an outstanding book about bird conservation: Bird Conservation

See more of these birds at:

Feathers Make the Goose

Meet the Western Bluebird

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Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.

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  • Catherine Kaye
    Posted at 09:43h, 10 May

    Beautiful photos. Beautiful article.

  • Sneed Collard
    Posted at 09:59h, 10 May

    Another great post, Steve. You’ve inspired me. I think I’ll go tackle the garage!

  • Carol Freund
    Posted at 12:19h, 10 May

    Thank you, Steve. You inspire me to be outside as much as possible and when I’m there to be listening for bird sounds and to be watchful for visible birds.. It makes life on interesting journey.

  • Fennell Ivey
    Posted at 13:00h, 10 May

    Another excellent post!

  • Beth Kingsley Hawkins
    Posted at 15:38h, 10 May

    green heron with egg shell – what a prizewinner!!!

  • Daphne Radenhurst
    Posted at 16:16h, 11 May

    Lovely photos, as always. Thanks for all the tips.

  • Bob Franz
    Posted at 07:47h, 15 May

    Want to buy a 50-year old bed frame? Maybe not – but good advice anyway.

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