My favorite kind of blog posts are the ones that practically write themselves, like when a bird shows up and shares a story that simply must be told. My tied for favorite kind of post is when a beautiful bird pays a visit to my backyard and all but begs me to take its picture…while it stands like a statue…in perfect lighting.
But not every bird arrives with a narrative riding on its wings, and not every bird is so stunning that you simply have to share its photograph. Still, I like to think that every bird has a beauty of its own and deserves its moment to shine. Here are a few recent visitors that fit in this category.
This male House Finch doesn’t stand out in a crowd, but aren’t his raspberry patches lovely?
And this young Robin, wearing his autumn colors, reminds me of a piece of candy corn.
This sleek Catbird is several shades of grey (thankfully, not fifty) and, unbeknown to most, has a rusty red rump that you can see just a hint of in this picture.
And finally, this mottled mess of a young Red-winged Blackbird has a mosaic majesty all his own.
They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but I think if we have eyes to see there is always beauty to behold.
And I’m pretty sure what goes for birds goes for people too…there is always beauty to be seen, although sometime we have to look carefully to see it…okay… sometimes we have to look very carefully!
17 thoughts on “Every Bird Has Its Beauty”
those last two paragraphs – wow – such words of wisdom – beautiful post – on so many levels my bird nerd buddy!
Why thank you. 🙂
Wise and insightful words to live by, and beautiful photographs as a bonus!
Preachin’ to myself!
True wisdom Kathy! Each creature has its own unique beauty, your birds display this beautifully:-)
Thank you…how is the book coming?
The book is with the publisher, they are getting it ready for final check. Thanks for asking Kathy:-)
We had several baby Robins at the lake this summer. They were so fun to watch! Enjoyed your post and photos very much! 💜🐦😄
This baby Robin was hopping all around on the rocks, like he wanted to get in the fountain, but wasn’t quite sure how. 🙂
Agree with you 200% 🙂 ❤
Wonderful post, Kathy, and full of truisms. Beauty is everywhere if you have eyes to look. Marvelous. Thank you. 💛
I agree, Kathy! And thanks so much for the photo of the young red-winged blackbird, I’ve never (knowingly, anyhow) seen one that age before. 🙂
The young ones kind of remind me of a patch-work quilt. Mismatched, but kind of cozy.
Your post ending was phenomenal, Kathy. Bird captures were too! 🙂
Thanks. Not sure what it says about me that I find it easier to see the beauty in ugly birds than I d0 in less than lovely people (I’m talking internal, not external appearance) …but hey, I’m working on it!
They are all pretty birds! Great photos!
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