My first thought was to blog about books, but I decided a different subject is in order. Obviously, all of us like to read and have probably read many blogs on books. Instead, I decided I would talk about birds.
I don’t know everything about birds, but what amazes me is how adaptable most species are. Of course, this brings me around to the desert where I’ve lived for the last nine years. Naturally, there are birds of prey here and ravens because you can expect to find those in harsh places. However, there must also be two hundred other species of birds here. There are so many that every January they hold a two-week bird festival.
From Bird Festival Website
It is too warm here to have robins and blue jays year round unless you drive up in the mountains. When I lived in CA, we had a blue jay that felt so at home with us that he would come within a foot and eat peanuts we offered him. Sometimes he would even sit at the patio table with us and eat peanuts. I think blue jays are smart birds, as are ravens.
Blue Jay on my Patio Table in California
Raven - Free Clipart
One last note on birds, there are none in Alaska except for the ravens and the birds of prey. It is too cold for sparrows, finches, and birds like that. One year, when I was living there, I got to attend a gift show, with my bosses held in Los Angeles. I awoke to bird song. When I looked out the window of my room in the high-rise, I saw sparrows and finches hoping all over, frolicking in frenzy. That brought a smile to my face and I realized how much I really missed that. I watched them so long I was almost late to meet my bosses for the show.
Finches and Sparrows enjoying the birdbath in my backyard