As tribute to our fine feathered friends, celebrations are named in their honor. People love birds. Bird watching is a favorite pastime of millions of people all over the world. It is the most popular of hobbies being enjoyed by anyone regardless of age. With this popularity, it comes as no surprise that there is more than one day established to recognize and appreciate birds.
Bird DayThe enjoyment of birds is even more prevalent in the springtime. Their bright colors, distinct songs and calls, diverse plumage, and showy displays as aerial acrobats add so much enjoyment to our lives. Birds have even been known to provide Inspiration: Solitude. They spread seeds from one location to another helping in plant dispersal, transport pollen on their beaks and feathers from one flower to the next,
relocate fish eggs that get stuck to their legs, and so much more necessary in maintaining balance to our environment.
|Today in History: May 4|
was established by bird activists. It calls upon people to recognize the plight of captive birds. It also draws attention to exploitation of birds in the U.S. pet industry. On this day, organizers suggest we reflect upon the conditions of birds held in captivity.]
Coming soon...May 10
|Scarlet Tanager, one of 350 species celebrated |
during International Migratory Bird Day May 11, 2013
On each of these Bird Days, take a few minutes to watch and observe birds. Set up a bird feeder, several bird houses and enjoy the show!
Some of the birds who frequent my own backyard include...
|Red Headed Woodpecker|
What kind of little birdies do you see on a daily basis?
NEXT on the Calendar: Pearl of a Day