Friday, January 19, 2018

The Year of the Bird

2018 is the year of the bird. 

This came about with an alliance of Audubon and National Geographic and dozens of other organizations to emphasize the importance of birds in our ecosystem. 2018 is the Centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act which still protects birds from wanton destruction.  Climate change and development is threatening many bird habitats. The fires in California, the following mudslides, and the hurricanes and flooding have all added to pressure on their habitats for these important animals in our web of life. So, for January I decided to post some of my Blue Birds (with a bit of painterly tweaking) to give you some Bluebird happiness.




8 comments:

Celia said...

We are just getting some bluebirds here in this SE Washington valley. Your pictures are just the right thing to begin a weekend. :)

Marie Smith said...

Great photos. Enjoy your feathered friends!

Linda Reeder said...

Oh, I am envious of your pretty bluebirds. They do not frequent our habitat.

messymimi said...

They are so pretty. We have the blue jays, which are handsome, not pretty.

Red said...

the blue bird is one of my favorites but we don't see many.

ellen abbott said...

so beautiful. I had some nest in a birdhouse one year. such shy birds, at least here.

Pauline said...

A few bluebirds spend the winter here in Western MA. They don't frequent my feeders but I do see them flitting across the meadow now and then. Yours are gorgeous!

Granny Annie said...

I had the most beautiful Bluebird perch outside my kitchen window a while back and have not seen another since.