Christmas Eve is nearly here. Here are some motivational quotes from Toy Story to keep you in good spirits and some facts about birds:
"You got a play-date with destiny!"
"To Infinity and beyond!"
"Reach for the sky!"
In the spirit of Christmas, please remember wildlife. Although humans can find just about everything they need at most grocery stores the birds who don't fly south for winter or choose to stay may need a little help from people who care. However, if you begin to feed the birds, you'll need to continue or they can starve. This morning I saw a Red Cardinal in flight in Flower Mound, Texas. Once you start feeding the birds, they will depend on you to rely on for their food source. Fresh water will be helpful too.
Other birds besides Cardinals who may stay home for Christmas and winter includes Juncos, Grackles, Nuthatch, Chickadees, Goldfinch, and Song Sparrows. Feeders don't have to be fancy. Birds are not choosy about where they find food. As long as you provide food in a place where they are not going to be preyed upon by other wildlife. If you can offer them a safe retreat, and you are lucky enough to watch them eat, they can bring you joy!
Did you know that Partridges were imported to America by sportsmen in the late 1800s? The early colonists were often mistaken by native Bobwhite Quail and the Ruffed Grouse instead of Partridges. The two main Partridges include the gray Hungarian Partridge and the Chukar Partridge. In the "Twelve Days of Christmas," the first line was written, "The first day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a Partridge in a pear tree."
"Migratory birds connect people, ecosystems, and nations.
They are symbols of peace and of an interconnected planet."
Photographs were taken at my local Grocery Store. Inspiration for this blog post comes from my soul.
Have a nice day --- Patricia Feager