From the multi-colored painted bunting to the brilliant golds of a Baltimore oriole to the flashy firetruck red of a scarlet tanager, North America has some beautiful birds.
In every classification of birds, there are gorgeous types. In the raptor family, there are the brilliant white-on-black feathers of a snowy owl, and the deep brown hues of a magnificent golden eagle. If I'm able to snap a pic of any of these, I get extra-excited.
In the perching bird family, there are vivid sapphires of indigo buntings, and among waterfowls, the emerald and orange rooster is a beautiful sight to behold. There are so many birds that migrate through this continent every year and we're lucky when we catch a glimpse of them eating or nesting.
I love thinking about where they came from and where they're going. What they must see as they soar over the states, and all the things they must experience.
Yes, we are lucky to have so many ducks, falcons, owls, warblers, kinglets, thrushes and woodpeckers.
“The firetruck red of the flashy scarlet tanager is my fave.”
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