24 Jan The Bird Next Door
The Bird Next Door
Somewhere in a nearby tree, you’ll find the bird next door.
This bird is different from the bird you know.
It sings a different song,
Eats a different food,
Lives a different life.
And while this bird may seem odd, what matters is that this bird is just different.
So maybe we need to accept this bird next door, and
Listen to its song,
Undertand its ways,
Learn what it needs.
Because if we were viewed from that bird’s tree, we too might be the same as the bird next door.
And so acceptance begins with compassion, which always leads to more for everyone.
Consider that these two birds (the Northern Cardinal and the Downy Woodpecker), though different, still share the same branch where they live.
PS: Please share this post with others. We need more voices speaking up on behalf of Nature.
Help Birds Tip
Talk to people.
Because all solutions begin with a conversation.
And all conversations begin with an exploration of common values.
Once that’s known, finding solutions becomes easier.
For example, you could point out the birds in your neighborhood. And then use that to start a conversation about birds, Nature, parks, and so on.
I do this when I’m out taking photos. And through this I’ve met many interesting, wonderful people.
So I encourage you to meet the person next door, which might begin by showing a local bird.
The American Bird Conservancy’s web site contains valuable info. See: American Bird Conservancy
Here’s an outstanding book about bird conservation: Bird Conservation