Tag Archives: All About Birds

WPC: Symbol

“Symbolism is uniquely human. We use symbols to represent intangible things like our beliefs and emotions, and to convert the abstract into something understandable. We may also use symbols to simplify and convey information.” To me, the Red-winged Blackbird is … Continue reading

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Cedar Waxwing

A small flock of Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) visited my Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) today. A visual treat! Fruit-lovers, they favor this winter delicacy. Cornell’s All About Birds describes them so well: “…the Cedar Waxwing is a silky, shiny collection of brown, gray, … Continue reading

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Bird Families

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology‘s All About Birds webcams are a fascinating way to get up close and personal views into the lives of amazing raptors. The Hellgate Osprey nest in Missoula, Montana shows a lot of human activity in the … Continue reading

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