My fascination with birds definitely stems from my interactions with my grandmother as a young child. She loved all birds; one of her favorite pastimes involved being out in nature and engaging in bird identification. My mother was her only child, and she named her “Robin” after her favorite species. I have fond memories of sitting in my grandmother’s lap as a little girl, talking about bird facts with her and trying to spot unusual birds out in the yard to point out to her.
There are many people who go bird watching, and there are also those who love to take pictures of the beautiful birds. Without going out in nature, you can see these photos of birds online by searching images. However, it can be a lot of fun venturing into the wild to take these pictures by yourself.
Especially if you travel a lot, you can get pictures of different colorful birds. You might even gather quite the collection. Imagine getting pictures of the colorful tropical birds of the rainforest and other exotic birds.
We’re going on a cruise to the Caribbean, specifically to Bermuda, Aruba and Jamaica. These islands are well known for the abundance of beautiful birds that grace their shores. In fact, birdwatching in the Caribbean is spectacular! There are so many colorful birds common to these islands; they are a birder’s dream come true. What’s amazing is they are just flying around free, birds I could only hope to see in a zoo or bird sanctuary here in the U.S.
Of course, it’s not a birding cruise, but I have signed up for a couple excursions that include hikes through the jungle and I’m keeping my camera handy. I fully expect to see red and blue macaws flying overhead, as well as wild budgies (parakeets). Both have pet status here in this country, but they are wild birds there and will make for some beautiful bird pictures to add to my collection. It’s not even necessary to use binoculars, these exotic birds are so abundant.
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Invite wildlife into your garden. Birds, squirrels and butterflies can add beauty to a yard, and they will also benefit your plants. You can invite them into your yard by leaving out food, strategically placing bird feeders, and having sources of water spread throughout the garden. You will love watching the animals and listening to the birds every time you enter your garden.