Each morning an hour or two before daybreak, I hear the loud chatter and chirping of birds outside my bedroom window. Contrary to what you might think, I love being awakened by their warbling and fussing with each other. Oftentimes I will open the window shades, then crack the window open a bit in order to better hear their sounds as I watch them flit about with the rising sun in the background. When I am home with Mom and Dad, I sit on their back porch for hours and watch a variety of birds vying for their turn at the bird feeder planted within easy eyesight of those of us who enjoy watching. This photo was taken when we last made a spontaneous trip to the seashore. I watch in awe as birds soar overhead with complete abandon and marvel at their grace, beauty and variety of vibrant colors. I even have an app on my iPod of the different sounds of various birds. I refer to it when trying to identify a bird that I can hear but not see. Birds are delightful (and yes, at times obnoxious), beautiful creatures that enhance the natural world. I am grateful for birds!
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