National Bird Day

Photos by Chris Polozola Roth

Nature lovers, bird lovers, and bird watchers across the country annually recognize National Bird Day on January 5th. It’s also one of several designated holidays celebrating birds. 

According to Born Free USA, nearly 12 percent of the world’s almost 10,000 bird species are in danger of extinction.

And according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper article, many bird enthusiasts celebrate by adopting birds on this day. They also educate future bird owners about the special issues involved with taking care of birds, including the “proper care, cleanup, noise and biting, feeding, diet and their need for daily interaction.”

My best friend @countyroadranch is a great photographer, capturing nature at its best, especially birds. Her photos depict the most beautiful relationship of birds and their habitat. Please visit her websight and check her amazing work.

Here are some of my favourite photos:

1 Young Northern Cardinal looking in her camera lens
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
3 Broad-tailed hummingbird in the Paintbrush
4 Brown Thrasher and Blue Jay quarreling
5 Close-up of Red-tailed Hawk in black/white
6 The funniest one called: Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting


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