Birds are hunted for sport and for eating. While my opinion is exceptionally one-sided, I do not condone the killing of birds for sport. I know that it is necessary to thin species out like big wild game such as deer and elk, but I don’t see the point of it unless it is to put food on the table. Many of our favorite edibles are farm raised. For many years, these birds have been kept in small quarters and not allowed to graze and be happy birds. In the last few decades, awareness has shown new trends of “grass fed”, “organic fed” “no hormones or antibiotics” and “happy free range” which indicates these birds have a happy life while they are here. It keeps them from being stressed out and makes our food a lot tastier.
Last week we had shore birds and this week we have long legged birds. Sometimes the species that were shared last week are the same as this week. A long legged bird can certainly be and is often considered a shore bird as well.
Long-legged birds tend to have a pronounced strut when they walk. Long legs are something I know nothing about since I’m only 5′ 1″ tall. I related much better to the short-legged bird challenge.
This week shore birds covered a lot of territory. Water is a necessity for all birds just like humans, however not all birds hang out near the shoreline, whether it be saltwater, freshwater or brackish. Shore birds come in all shapes, sizes and species. We had quite the variety this week.
Shorebirds can be found anywhere there is a water hole. You don’t have to live at the beach or on a lake to see shorebirds. These will include gulls, terns, plovers, sandpipers, egrets, herons and many more.
What is the blackest black feathered bird in the World?
I understand Halloween is celebrated with vigor in America and not so much in other countries. With that said, Halloween signifies the creepy and scary. Black cats, black birds…black everything!
Having birds around my house creates so much joy for Frank & me. Last week was the first time we have put seed in the feeders since May. The Swallowtail & Mississippi Kites have flown south and our birds can eat freely without worry about the Kites. However, the Red-shouldered Hawk and other prey are lurking.
All of us are going to have a different variety for this week so I can’t wait to see what everyone else is seeing from their window, front porch, back patio area or wherever you enjoy the likes of our feathered friends near and around your home.
There are over 200 species of owls in the world and most are solitary and nocturnal. They have built-in night vision to see and capture their prey such as small mammals, rodents, insects and other birds. They are divided into two families. The true owl family (Strigidae) and the barn-owl family (Tytonidae). A group of owls are called a parliament.
not noble, just Dutch
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