Sunday, February 28, 2016
A Shared Habit of Birds & Humans
In Cam’s (the cardinal pictured in the second image which was taken in my my garden), book, “Words In Our Beak Volume One,” she points out the male house finch bird type (seen in the first image, also taken in my garden) like herself, share a behavior that she has observed in humans. Cam writes that she’s noticed that people “might throw their arms up as a gesture to indicate they are frustrated, or giving up, and our bird types (finches and cardinals) flap our wings in a similar manner, when we want to indicate these emotions or feelings!” This is one of many observations that Cam makes when she watches people. Read more about what she has noticed in her book (”Words In Our Beak)”, which is now in Apple’s iBooks Store and is also on Amazon. Moreover, reviews for it our posed on Goodreads, and information related to it is available on Brian Lehrer's board for WNYC called A New York Values Vision Board.