Stopping by for some thistle seeds to sustain them through another cold winter night.
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In the 19th Century, so many people caught and kept Northern Mockingbirds in cages that they nearly vanished from the entire east coast of the United States. Even to this day, they are not very abundant in Western New York State.
Why National Bird Day?
- The beauty, songs, and flight of birds have long been sources of human inspiration.
- Today, nearly 12 percent of the world's 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century, including nearly one-third of the world's 330 parrot species.
- Birds are sentinel species whose plight serves as a barometer of ecosystem health and an alert system for detecting global environmental ills.
- Many of the world's parrots and songbirds are threatened with extinction due to pressures from the illegal pet trade, disease, and habitat loss.
- Public awareness and education about the physical and behavioral needs of birds can go far in improving the welfare of the millions of birds kept in captivity.
- The survival and well-being of the world's birds depends upon public education and support for conservation.
This is the reason for National Bird Day. Click here for more info.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Meet the sweet little Ovenbird that lives in the woods next to our house for the summer.
This tropical hibiscus is one of my houseplants. After a flower opened yesterday, I placed it outdoors for the hummingbirds. As soon as...
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