13 Dec Holiday Greetings | Dec 2022
Holiday Greetings from the Birds
The birds send you their best holiday greetings.
So let’s use this post to relax and enjoy their photos.
First, take a deep, slow breath.
Now, say “Hello” to the birds.
When I complimented this House Finch for putting on his best, most colorful, holiday outfit, he laughed. “This is the only outfit I own.”
Birds make an odd sound when they laugh.
This Mallard is taking a nap.
Note the white eye lid. It moves up to close (unlike a human eye lid that moves down).
The duck ignored my comments about holiday colors.
The Egyptian Goose was brought to the United States (from Africa) and released. Now there are flocks in California, Florida, Texas, and maybe near you.
This goose looks like a holiday shopper rushing to grab something on sale.
But the goose told me it just wanted run a few steps.
The Surf Scoter is a diving duck.
So you may see one, blink, and wonder where it went. Then it will bob up somewhere else.
As you may notice, this duck appears pleased with its job.
Yellow-rumped Warblers migrate to Southern California for the winter.
This one is standing on a Plumeria leaf.
You could do this, too, if you weighed about 0.4 ounce (12 gm), give or take a few grams.
In case you’re curious, if you put two of these birds in a number 10 envelope, you could mail them with a single stamp.
Wishing you the best of the holidays,
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Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.
Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation