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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bird Day Reflections

Yesterday, May 4th, was a National Holiday in the USA. It's a holiday known as Bird Day.  However, while Bird Day is officially recognized on May 4th, it is an occasion I celebrate every day, as I truly appreciate the avian community. However, yesterday, I did spend part of the official Bird Day with Juan V, who was here to work with me in my rooftop urban (NYC) garden, where I'm working out the details re the placement of bird feeders.
I've added numbers to Juan's image (posted above) to illustrate what I am trying to do. Numbers one and two indicate brackets where I intend to hang bird feeders. The feeders that I have are too long to place on the brackets, so I will be having a handyman adjust the height of those particular brackets.

Meanwhile, numbers three and four indicate the placement of feeders that seem to fit well in their location. A bluejay can be seen checking out my wreath-style whole peanut feeder (in the image below, a wreath shaped feeder is indicated by the number three in the aerial view atop this entry).

And a lone mourning dove can be seen observing a lone house finch can be seen dining from a feeder in the image below, which is indicated by the number four in the image of an aerial view of my garden.

The manufacturer of the "house-style feeder" seen in the image above calls it a squirrel buster feeder I call it The Monopoly Bird Feeder because it looks like the little plastic houses that are associated with that board game.

A number of bird types have availed themselves of nourishment from both of the aforementioned feeders. Bird feeders and the eating habits of birds are one of many topics discussed in Cam's book, Words In Our Beak Volume One.

It's a great read for folks, who like yours truly, believe every day is Bird Day!


I no longer actively produce event program covers, invitations and the types of greeting cards described here or on my website but arrangements might be able to be made under certain circumstances. My focus is on the Words In Our Beak book series, pictured below...


...whose stories are told from the point of view of Cam, a female cardinal, whose photo is on the cover of each book. Words In Our Beak’s goal is to open readers to a simple understanding of the winged world and their environment. Set in my rooftop urban garden in New York City. Words In Our Beak is directed to children and adults who are curious about birds, and want to learn about them from a unique perspective. The books include hundreds of images of flora and fauna, links to movies, as well as to informative narratives that have been created by the author.

Please click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books.

Additionally, I have rendered some images from these books into other formats and they are available via Fine Art America (FAA). Some of my other photographs (Black & White Collection, Kaleidoscopic Images and the famous Mandarin duck who visited NYC) can also be found on my FAA pages.

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