Updated: 11.06.12

Birds & Bird Watching

Knock Knock? Who’s There? Goose. Goose Who? Goose Bumps From Making This Window For You. There’s always Birds at our windows; Birds on our lawns, Birds in our backyard and Birds always singing songs.

"O birds, your perfect virtues bring, Your song, your forms, your rhythmic flight, Your manners for your heart’s delight, Nestle in hedge, or barn, or roof, Here weave your chamber weather-proof, Forgive our harms, and condescend To man, as to a lubber friend, And, generous, teach his awkward race Courage, and probity, and grace!" - RALPH WALDO EMERSON, May-Day.

If my Darling was a Bird, and I was a Cedar, Emerson would be the Feeder. I look high up into the tall Evergreen Trees; giving way to the wind, this is something I always do; especially when I’m with Prezi our Goat. There are so many birds flying; singing, landing, watching, eating & drinking, and screaming,, or is that singing too?

Next door they have a Rooster, and early every morning, he gives thanks to the sunshine and his surrounding environment (really loudly, over and over). That tells the lazy Owners to wake up and take care of him, and that’s when you know it’s morning and time to start the glorious day. Except to see him being kept in a small dirty environment stabs - the heart and shoots the sunshine in my soul.

Did you know that a Rooster, is also known as a Cockerel? Yes, and cock or chanticleer, is a male chicken (Gallus gallus) with the female being called a hen. Immature male chickens of less than a year's age are called cockerels. The oldest term is "cock", from Old English coc. The term "rooster" originates from the United States, while in the United Kingdom and Ireland the older term "cockerel" is more widely used. I know I know, it’s amazing what you could learn over at Wikipedia isn’t it.

Do you know about The cockerel "waltz"? No? I’ll teach it to you.. When the cockerel struts in a half circle with one wing extended down, it is an aggressive approach signifying to females his dominance, and usually, the female will submit by running or moving away from the cockerel in acknowledgement.

So to learn more about “the ways of a Cock,” and all the other ways of Birds that have the most interesting names; just visit the many links I placed for you in the main Links Listing below. And when you see the categorized “eNature Award-Winning Wildlife Bird Information & Photo Pop-Up Flash-Card Links” know that they will show you each and every bird you click for; with a Photo & Information that will leave you flying for more.

Then, to get even more from the flash cards, just click the link provided on the flash cards regarding the birds; to the eNature page for more, and take off from there.

Imagine, taking off, , just spreading your wings and taking off. Where would you go?, would you come here to ecodox?, because we’ll feed you if you’re hungry? We have many family of birds that fly on over here and stay with us and the other birds, before migrating; if they do. Like for instance; The hummingbird, like other birds preparing to migrate before leaving ecodox.

They arrive at their food station we have out for them, and take part of one more deliciousness before heading off. I love to say hello to the Hummingbird, but hate to say goodbye when the time comes.

“Hummingbirds are birds that comprise the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) range. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird.

They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–80 times per second (depending on the species). They are also the only group of birds able to fly backwards. Their English name derives from the characteristic hum made by their rapid wing beats. They can fly at speeds exceeding 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph).” - Wikipedia

Hopefully all the Birds that migrate from here (or to here), return back here; successfully and unharmed. Every time they leave I think about how nice it must feel for them to be free in the air up high; over looking everywhere and everyone without disruption and successfully on course to their planned destination.

Click This Glam Naturale Free as a Bird 3D Birdcage Pendant Necklace -Recycled Brass - Long 30" Chain @ Amazon.comThe bird talk going on must be feather lifting. Then I think of all the Birds that never make it. Like all the birds in a cage without ever flapping their wings in the fresh air surrounding their own habitat, community & family; it‘s a sad thought to think about.

On top of all the important information that the Birds can teach us, if I saw a bird in a cage today, I don’t know what I would want to do first; open the cage door and let it free?, or open the cage door and take it home with me.

Because to see a caged bird; with no one upset that it’s caged, is to be a caged person, with no one upset for that person. Important Information we will stop to learn, if we continue to not care for the health & freedom of the Birds.

May all birds have health & freedom; they are a wealth of flying information, and we need’em’.

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Birds are intelligent, but you know Big Bird? He doesn’t know what kind of Bird he is. In the book "G is for Growing: Thirty Years of Research on Children and Sesame Street" - they refer to Big Bird as a canary. In an episode of Sesame Street, Big Bird was asked if he was related to the cassowary, he replied, "I'm more of a condor."

On a 1976 episode of Hollywood Squares, he said he was a lark. In the film Don't Eat the Pictures, Osiris calls Big Bird an ibis. And when Big Bird appeared in a series 11 episode of Mister Rogers' Neighbourhood, he declared he is a "Golden Condor."

I think maybe Big Bird crashed into some windows and lost some of his history, because obviously he’s a big yellow feathered lark of golden condor frantic-canary Penguin Chicken-Cockatoo.

He looks friendly and all, but if he was flying directly above me, I think it would be somewhat of a scary site to see. I can’t imagine what the bird hunters would say if they saw Big Bird flying directly above them. Actually yes I can.

Speaking of Penguins (and not bird hunters), I love Penguins. I love them Even More as an Adult because My mother was a big Fan of Penguins. She used to buy all the Penguin Paraphernalia as possible and decorate the whole house with them - from planters to oven mitts, from collectable pencil sharpeners to crystal jewellery, as much as she can find that was Shaped like (or designed with) Penguins, she would buy them.

Speaking of my Mom, she also loved watching the Birds that would visit her home, especially when she was alone. She'd call me just to tell me that she's watching birds play in the backyard by the water. I'd ask “how many are playing?”, she'd say “two or three”. So with just two or three beautiful birds to watch, she was inspired and motivated to create beautiful things after. That's what beautiful birds can do to a person, make them imaginative and create beautiful things.

I can still remember calling her on the phone, and telling her about all the birds we have here for her to see, and especially the Ducks that we have in our Pond during the summer. They’re Ducks that love each other and look out for one another every single year when they come back after migrating. Quack Quacks!, coming from our pond is one of the nicest sounds around.

Ducks in the Pond, Birds at the Feeder, seeds overflowing onto the lawn, with Squirrels & chipmunks at the Cedar. We sit on the stairs, smile with conversation, and everybody is “alive” so happy; running and playing on this beautiful conservation. A dream that is now true, is one that is full of dreams, but a “dream come alive,” is truth that has arrived.

“Hi how are you? Long time no see.” A friend arrives, and what was just a half an hour ago, is soon not to be. I sit with friend that has stomach flux, we sit outside and I ask my friend, “do you like Ducks?”. The friend said “truthfully”, they’re a dream & delicious with wine, then I glanced at my dream that was true, because my “dream come alive” was just left behind.

I will speak up against friends or strangers who contribute to the torture, hunting, killing and testing of birds and all wildlife, they are people of disgusting ways, and I don’t want them in my life.

Over the years, I’ve asked many people a question; to get to know the kind of person they are and the kind of things they see, I would ask “If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would it be?”. And not surprising there were many people who replied with a certain bird or just a bird. I found that interesting that they should consider a certain bird or just a bird, happier than a human can be.

Over the years, I’ve often thought to myself, “self” I thought, “Look at that poor bird that has to fly everyday above the pollution of humans, above the destruction, and above the noise and shooting dangers. Look at that poor bird over there, trying to get away from all the buildings piled between them and their destination, and look at all those people who hunt birds and eat birds.

There’s no way that birds can be happier or more “free” than a human being. Because they live in constant fear, and constant danger. Predators that fly among them, and predators that walk below them. Animals that will catch them and eat them, and humans that will catch them; eat them or stuff them to display them, or just kill them to make something from their feathers.

When you see a bird, flying around somewhere to land, ask yourself if it’s lost?, or just needs a hand. Is it free, or trapped by me? Then as it seems to not acknowledge you, and flies away, was there something that you learned today? Because that Bird, learned more, than it can ever say.

Some Great Q u o t e s From Great P e o p l e

Help! "Duck shooting is not a sport, it is an obscenity. ...Those men who need guns to reassure themselves about their masculinity should be forced
to look elsewhere for reassurance."

: The Age, 24 March 1993

"Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It's very special to me." - Larry Wilcox
"Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble." - Roger Tory Peterson
"Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain how variation occurs within limits, however. They aspire to answer a much broader question-which is how complex organisms like birds, and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place."
- Phillip E. Johnson
"I look out of this window and I think this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it. The trees and birds and everything else and I'm part of it. I didn't ask to be put here, I've been lucky in finding myself here." - Morris West

Feathers; fluffy, soft, light, plumy, and in such vibrant yet earthy colors. Birds of a feather, flock together, but if they’re really hungry and no one is supplying the food, they may flock over alone to the feeder until the time comes to flock with the others. Watching out for Birds of Prey, that kill for food, is something to watch out for all night & day.

Everyone comes and goes; to & from this place of such a nice, It’s sure to believe they themselves think they are the birds of Paradise. While the Doves live on in this land without leaving, to make worries that cease, they remain over us all; the birds of Peace. So many of them come to visit our home, and so many of them know this place as a safe place to roam, but the truth of the fact of the matter is; If we don’t help the Birds, they are all alone.

Pauli does not want a cracker, and the brain inside of that bird may be smaller then a human brain, but it is smarter, sharper, intelligent and more aware of it’s surroundings than many of the people walking around on the ground with a human brain. One’s that are called “bird brains” for some reason, or maybe just today they‘re Birdbrained.

Birdbrain: an offensive term for somebody who is regarded as silly or mildly unintelligent - Birdbrained: silly, foolish, stupid, dopey, daft (UK, informal), asinine, witless, scatterbrained.

And that’s enough a that. As you can see I can get carried away sometimes; by the birds, and that’s okay because I love people like that. It means they appreciate beauty; they love the little things in life, they acknowledge elegance & creative design, they feel inspired to be appreciative of others and help others out. Every little bird counts and we know it, every little bird feels pain and we can feel it too, every little bird is a precious life that must be allowed to live, and we will always demand that that be the case.

More Links for Birds, could be found in various other Categories through out the Welcome Index Menu via other sites (example e-greeting for animated e-greetings using birds; Literature, Quotes & Poetry about or with birds, calendars & Blogs, activist take action campaigns, click 2 donates and so much more).

Make sure to check them out because some of them will not be listed in this window, there‘s already so many links you‘ve never seen and never seen as many on one page, here at the Birds, Birding & Bird Watching “Look! Birds!”

This inverted color image to the left, is a (page refresh) random display of small images to click open & view the original sized images with original color & bigger quotation text you can read. The images are of ecodox outside with our tallest of trees & prettiest of plants; the text quotations are from some of the worlds greatest. Hope you like them.

- Yours Truly; Ari R. Kolman

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