Every Bird Has Its Beauty

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.

robinThis  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!


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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17 Responses to Every Bird Has Its Beauty

  1. Jodi says:

    those last two paragraphs – wow – such words of wisdom – beautiful post – on so many levels my bird nerd buddy!

  2. de Wets Wild says:

    Wise and insightful words to live by, and beautiful photographs as a bonus!

  3. aussiebirder says:

    True wisdom Kathy! Each creature has its own unique beauty, your birds display this beautifully:-)

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    We had several baby Robins at the lake this summer. They were so fun to watch! Enjoyed your post and photos very much! 💜🐦😄

  5. Agree with you 200% 🙂 ❤

  6. Wonderful post, Kathy, and full of truisms. Beauty is everywhere if you have eyes to look. Marvelous. Thank you. 💛

  7. 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. 🙂

  8. Your post ending was phenomenal, Kathy. Bird captures were too! 🙂

    • kathydoremus says:

      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!

  9. They are all pretty birds! Great photos!

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