Some Beautiful Bird Images and Food for Thought

I thought I would start off the new year with some beautiful interesting bird images and a thought provoking quotation.

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal " -  Albert Pike

Scissor-Tailed and Vermilion Flycatchers Perch on a Mesquite Tree

Red-tailed Hawk
Photo credit: Martha Coaty

A great photo thats looks right into the eyes of a raptor.

Red-faced Warbler
Image Credit: Public Domain Image by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

One of western North America's most colorful birds, the Red-faced Warbler was a thrill for me to see. It happened in May, 1988 in southeastern Arizona and I can play a movie of the sighting in my mind to this day. When I was a kid I used to sit and page through a National Geographic book called Song and Garden Birds of North America and a picture of the Red-faced Warbler was in there. It was an exotic bird of the western U.S. and it fueled adventurous feelings. To finally see it in person after having seen it in the book was very fun.

Wood Duck drake
Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Speaking of colorful birds, here is a marvelous image of one of North America's most beautiful ducks.

My next photo is a delightful picture of an owlet.

Juvenile Flammulated Owl
Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Resplendent Quetzal, Central America

Painted Bunting


  1. Great starting. Very interesting!
    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for such adorable post. Keep posting!


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